I don't know where OP is getting their information from, but from my experience the school system has been rapidly introducing web technology to communicate with parents since 2006.
Unless you root it...
There's no reason to have to root for netflix.
The guys over at xda-dev hosted the app for all of us, and hacked it so it doesn't require a certain phone to run.
Tested and working on my droid 1
The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."