Companies are aggressively marketing invasive and exploitative technologies to schools as a quick fix for school safety.

But schools are no place for biased surveillance technologies – like facial recognition software –that do little to make learning environments safer. Unfortunately, a growing number of schools in New York State are showing interest in these error-prone devices that make students feel like suspects in their own classrooms.

The NYCLU is working to keep surveillance tools out of schools, and to educate policy makers on the dangers and biases inherent in these technologies.