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They also call notepad a "hacker's tool" and don't allow students access to it... unless they know how to open any
I think that everyone in a school setting needs more tech training, students and teachers. Let people learn and explore and face to consequences of their own actions rather than locking everything so tight it barely resembles a computer.
Is the steep learning curve and slightly less uniform design worth a little student frustration to teach them software written in the past 5 years?"