Thanks so much for your heartfelt and detailed response, n.b. My husband, even though he is a computer teacher, has a problem with the kids all being provided computers, they call them “surfaces.” For one thing, as you said, it’s difficult to monitor. Also, a lot of the software makes cheating way too easy. Additionally, the surfaces are collected several weeks before school is out, which makes them impossible to use when studying for exams or completing remaining assignments. Too little is expected of the students, and far too much class time and teacher time is taken up with things that arre irrelevant to a good education.