Confused with dashboard in 7.x (all about school?)

Curious to understand the approach with the latest erpnext version.
The dashboard is now filled with various things having to do with running a school.
Is this a new focus to move away from a more manufacturing related system?

I assume things can be deactivated but shouldn’t that be default off?
Also missing the setup icons that are gone when logged in as an admin

If you disable the academics role, those will all disappear.

Setup >> Role >> Academics User >> Disable

V7.x integrated the schools module with the rest of ERPNext, but it can be easily removed.