Schoolboards: net dangers over-rated; bring social networks to school

[Via Tech.Blorge]

The internet isn’t as dangerous as people think, and teachers should let students use social networks at school.

That’s the surprising new recommendation from the National School Boards Association — a not-for-profit organization representing 95,000 school board members — in a new study funded by Microsoft, News Corporation, and Verizon.

Is it important, as Stephen Downes points out to notice those last five words?

But the study was funded by funded by Microsoft, News Corporation, and Verizon – organizations that are not exactly neutral about the outcome.