Data + gender


At the end of the interview, Larissa and I continued talking more about the school and the challenges to shifting data practices she had faced at the school.

The teachers at [my last school] would cross every ‘t’ and dot every ‘i’ – we had a policy for everything – including data collection. But this school is an entirely different beast. Here, the attitude is ‘she’ll be right, Larissa’. Things happens in an ad hoc way if you know right people. The place is run by men you see… But the problem is they don’t seem to think about the impact of these decisions later down the line“.