b> I have a Google home device in almost every room in my house and love Android Auto in my car. I think you just have to realize that all that convenience comes at a cost
_I_ don't have to, since I don't need those conveniences. It is _you_ who has to realize. You have, and made your decision. It is your freedom.
c> hopefully the kids are being taught that
How do you combine a and c? The kids are being _taught_ and sent to the evils? So the "learned" kids don't get harmed? Where is the logic? Don't forget that we are talking of minors who are entrusted to us as teachers.
> here it is Google or Amazon (or Microsoft who is now making a play for the K12 education arena which Google has exploded into.
Here in German speaking Europe it is Microsoft. I think the data privacy laws stopped Google on their tracks. Microsoft existed much longer and have their tentacles deeper in the system and they are making a huge effort to satisfy the privacy laws here.