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Monday, June 14, 2021

Bodycams for teachers make sense

The Associated Press reported on the struggle to stop replacing American history with critical race theory, which holds that the nation was founded on slavery and not freedom. From Reno, Nevada, the wire service said, "A conservative group even suggested outfitting teachers with body cameras to ensure they aren’t indoctrinating children with such lessons."

Well, if cops have to wear them, why not teachers?

Elementary teachers are with children six hours a day or so. They have enormous influence on young people, which is why they enter the teaching occupation. Some teachers have been known to abuse that power.

National File reported, "A middle-school teacher in Missouri is out of a job after she was caught on video launching a profane rant at a student who questioned the teacher’s LGBT Unicorn cupcake handout policy. The teacher viciously berated the student who said that he wanted a cupcake for being straight.

"The teacher for Springfield Public Schools in Missouri faced consequences after a parental complaint and social media exposure."

District spokesman Stephen Hall said, "The video includes comments that do not meet the professional standards for educators. They are inappropriate and inexcusable.

"As a result of the district’s internal investigation, SPS has taken appropriate disciplinary actions. While details of personnel matters must remain confidential, our response has followed the guidelines outlined by our board policy and reflects the district’s zero-tolerance for this type of conduct…The employee will not be returning to SPS."

The teacher was outed as abusive by another child's cellphone video.

There are nearly 3 million teachers in America. We should not have to rely on kids taking videos in class to hold millions of teachers accountable.

Parents are trying their best to monitor teachers.

Complex reported, "Manhattan’s prestigious Dalton School has announced the resignation of Justine Ang Fonte—a teacher who ignited backlash over her controversial sex education lesson for first-graders.

"According to the New York Post, the head of the school, Jim Best, confirmed the move in an email to parents Friday, months after Fonte showed the young students a video about masturbation. The film featured children cartoon characters having frank discussions about sexual activities and bodily functions, including erections and touching oneself for pleasure."

Controversial?

Let us call it what it is: just plain wrong.

When it comes to teachers, trust but verify. Bodycams would protect them from false accusations, while protecting our children from abuse.

41 comments:

  1. It also protects the teacher.

    One false accusation, especially if male, can destroy your career.

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    1. Anybody know what the percentage of gay-to-straight male teachers is? I’d guess about 70/30. Absolute no win these days.

      I blame Sting.

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  2. Correct in the last paragraph.

    Both of my daughters teach at minority majority high schools - one in The country and one in the city. The city school is a STEM charter school and has a lot of foreign students.
    I wouldn’t mind them wearing cameras so that they are not falsely accused of being racists.

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    1. If you're Caucasians, any accusation of racism can never be false, regardless of the circumstances...

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  3. If I were a parent in today's environment, my child would be fitted with a small camera/recording device that looked like a piece of clothing. You basically can't trust the teachers or the school administrators about anything related to the education of the children.

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  4. I agree body cams are a good idea my Dear wife was falsely accused of hitting a student.
    She was exonorated. But quit teaching because of that.

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  5. I should say quit teach in public schools she worked as the librarian for a local Christian school until she
    Stopped because of her health.

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  6. There are thousands of teachers just like the cupcake teacher throughout the country, you can bet $ on that. Our colleges and universities have seen to it.

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  7. "While details of personnel matters must remain confidential," - Says who? Every time I see this remark, I am incensed. MY TAX DOLLARS are paying their wages. I am ENTITLED to know the details of personnel matters. It is a protection ploy for the district and school administration and has little or nothing to do with transparency and student/parent/teacher educational responsibility.

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    1. No, Jeffery, you're just trying to get somebody to make a compromising remark.

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  8. On the one side, I'm pretty sure there are all kinds of 1st and 4th Amendment problems with it, but you can bet the number of bullying by teachers, physical as well as verbal, would take a swan dive, not to mention sexual misconduct. A lot of Lefties have been shown to get nasty with kids that think for themselves.

    You'd also find out the incompetents in a hurry.

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  9. When I was a (white) social studies teacher in the 1990's in a minority majority inner city high school I would occaisionaly and casually be accused of racism by mother's upset that their son was written up on a referral for - by way of random example - throwing a desk at another student for disrespecting tennis shoes. I fought back. I spent $30 and joined the NAACP. Got an official membership card in the mail. A month later in the Vice Principal office with an angry parent accusing me off racism I tired of the Kabuki dance. I pulled out my wallet, took of my official membership NAACP card and slapped it down on the Principal's desk and declared "I'm a member. Are you?"and calmly walked out of the office. I had literally played the race card. Sad to say, it worked in reverse. Perfectly.

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  10. Problem is the body cams would also show the extreme outrageous behavior of today's entitled student body including the violence against teachers and fellow students. of course, this would never be released bu school boards or the leftist media so what good would it do

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    1. And this is a problem why?

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    2. The problem being the fact that the powers that be will cover up any evidence of that kind of behavior form the poor bequiled students. Ask teachers in the bio cities who are attacked and worse. Do you really think the morons will allow it to be shown a black student attacking a teacher or so forth? Yeah right

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  11. I taught in China for 17 years from Kindergarten to first tier universities. Every class is monitored with sound and video and recorded. This protects both the teachers and students. Often parents can watch the class on the internet. Kids’ behavior is a lot different when they know their parents could be watching. Now I am back in the cancel culture States. Teaching in the States is too high risk without the surveillance. Your life can be ruined just through false witness. Kavanaugh, say his name Karen, to get a clue.

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  12. I see two problems with teachers wearing body cams. First, teachers can turn them off before making threatening, disparaging, or racist comments. The ability to pause the recording is necessary when they use the toilet, for example, but the privilege would certainly be abused. And the second problem is that, because the school system owns the equipment, they will own the recordings. It’s too easy for the school board to “cover the butt” of bad teachers by claiming equipment malfunction, etc.

    A better solution would be for a private contractor, hired by the city council (not the school board), to install microphones and cameras in each classroom and be accountable for archiving the video. In any court proceeding, the company would certify that it is the true, unredacted record of events. They would also be responsible for blurring student’s’ faces before sending it to open court.

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  13. Hmm, recordings would probably also cut down on the number of teachers (male and female) interacting inappropriately including all those having sex with their students.

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  14. I was a teacher in both high school and middle school and eventually a school administrator. I was never accused of doing or saying anything inappropriate to my students, but I would have loved to go into a parent-teacher conference with videos of the kids during class both as proof of misbehavior, but also to show parents how much their kids had improved.

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  15. Instead of body cameras, just a camera at the back of the class. Outfit the teacher with a mike and have the camera set to be focused on the microphone but not zoomed in on the teacher. Give every parent a key code so they can log in to their child's class at any time, but don't let the teachers know until the parent leaves. A simple" Joe's mother has exited the discussion" in the teachers ear piece.
    They call it critical race Theory. It, like other theories should not be taught to students until the post secondary level. Evolution, I'm looking at you. Relatively is only a theory if you have no clue who your father is.

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    1. No, the teacher should -not- have any notification of who is watching... it would defeat the purpose.

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  16. We are seeing, daily, the result of Commie indoctrination of College students.

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  18. Jeffrey Epstein had a camera pointed at his cell 24/7 but that didn't prevent him from not committing suicide.

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    1. Not the same situation at all. The tapes were lost (!) or destroyed (!) before they could be viewed. That's why having the recordings under a local school's control would render the system useless. Also, WHO PAYS FOR THESE SYSTEMS?

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  20. Yep - wireless bodycams streaming to the cloud (so they can't "forget" to save) and classroom cameras, all streamed and saved to the cloud and available for every parent to monitor. You DiMarxoKKKrats want Big Brother, you get to try it on first...

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  21. Let's demand an internet camera (with audio) in each classroom, which parents can access, to monitor and observe each class in which their child is enrolled.

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  22. This is needed...then it can show the student body as well who have no regard for authority, how poorly our teachers teach, and how bad no child left behind is. It will also require teachers to teach curriculum and not opinion or politics...as well as monitor agencies that develop curriculum and tests and then send them to all 50 states to be absorbed.

    Sorry. I want nothing to do with the madness being taught in Portland Oregon..why should Texas or Alabama follow their curriculum and revisionist history a company based out there would write.

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  23. When it was suggested that teachers should be armed to protect our children, Teachers Unions complained that teachers cannot be trusted with firearms in the classroom. I postulate that if teachers cannot be trusted to protect the lives of our children, they have no business being in the classroom in the first place and body cameras are a very good idea as a starting point.

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  25. Having teachers wear camera's is not a good idea, it is absolutely essential.

    In August of 2020 as "Zoom" classes were becoming more prevalent a Philadelphia public school teacher said:

    "A Philadelphia public school teacher is curious about how educators will cope with “conservative parents" listening in on virtual classes, according to a thread captured on Twitter.

    According to a report by the Daily Wire, Matthew Kay, who teaches English at the Science Leadership Academy said on the social media platform that he is concerned about the “damage” that “helicopter parents” might cause if they overhear lessons on topics such as gender and sexuality."

    Kay said "conservative parents" are his chief concern when teachers are engaging “in the messy work of destabilizing a kid’s racism or homophobia or transphobia.”

    American public schools have become Leftist Madrassas and none of the teachers should be trusted.

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  26. numerous cameras. no more personal computers or phones allowed either

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  27. How about requiring politicians wear body cams?

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  28. More so than teachers wearing body cams, we need ClassCams that would capture the entire classroom. They would serve the purpose of body cams but in addition, kids who miss class for whatever reason could watch later, parents could log in anytime & see not only the indoctrination but see their little angel's behavior and admin could use it for evaluation w/o the teacher knowing they're being observed. The unions would raise h*** but...

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