@aral If education used Nextcloud, YUNoHost and other localized technologies instead of Google. That might be a good first step.
Also: If educations have the funding they should Invest in projects similar to Freedombox that tries to make small, personal servers that are easy to setup.
If every student can get their own mini-server, has easy access to it and can install office software that also collaborate with other students and their mini-servers... Then no need for Google.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!