Thanks to @zalandocalrissian for showing me this... yes, this is the sort of mainstream wisdom in education that the world's dealing with... :( We have so much work to do. https://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2008/12/linux-stop-holding-our-kids-back.html
@lightweight if it's any comfort to you, look at the date ;)
@zalandocalrissian yeah, thanks... :/ I'm pretty sure that not a lot has changed in the meantime, certainly not here in NZ, where most schools are "standardised" on proprietary platforms (either Google or Microsoft). Depressing. And no one questions who's clicking "I ACCEPT" on behalf of the kids on the terms and conditions for both those megacorp platforms.