ERIC Number: EJ349182
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Don't Let Smart Machines Lull You into Dumb Decisions.
Philips, Stephen P.; Summers, Joseph V.
American School Board Journal, v174 n3 p39-41 Mar 1987
Discusses a "silent menace" in school computer rooms--the potential misuse of databases containing student directories, teacher salary information, test scores, and other data. Describes administrative computer uses and possible abuses, including invasion of privacy, false correlations between data sets, and manipulation of data for questionable purposes. Suggests commonsense safeguards for worried board members. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
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