Why IT departments don’t trust computer science teachers I don’t really understand.
Actually OUR IT Department is pretty good.
When our district buys computers they ask the lead teachers (I am one of them), what we want, and usually have us review the image.
They also leave me with the Deep Freeze Console so I can Freeze and Unfreeze the computers and make my own changes.
I would say one of the reasons they work well with us, is that one of them used to be on eof us. They also all seem to recoginize that their job is to make our jobs easier and that ultimately we're about the kids.
However, in my twenty years of teaching we haven't had many problem children either. No grade changers, have had a few kids end up on wrong sites accidently, and a few on purpose.
On the whole though, everyone is there to get the job done.