Concerns Over Google's Influence on NY Edtech Spending

CAN'T GOOGLE THIS: Eric Schmidt's appointment to a commission that will advise New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, on how to spend $2 billion on education technology has raised eyebrows. Consumer Watchdog has filed a complaint over Google's potential conflict of interest, given that the company is significantly ramping up its deployment of Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education in schools. Joining Schmidt on this board are Geoffrey Canada (president of Harlem's Children Zone) and Constance Evelyn (superintendent of Auburn School District). A spokesman for Cuomo responded to these concerns by telling ABC News: "The commission he [Schmidt] is on is purely advisory and will not be recommending specific products."

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