All of this zooming for education rather than being in the classrooms is really starting to get invasive when it comes to respecting privacy.
In California, a chemistry class was in session online when the teacher noticed a Trump for President flag hanging on the wall behind one student. The teacher, likely a union member and someone it seems has a short fuse, demanded that the student remove the flag or reposition the camera of the computer in fifteen seconds or less.
“You can sit up, remove the flag, or reposition your camera within the next 15 seconds or I’m kicking you out of class,” the teacher said.
WHOA! The background of a zoom class is now under the jurisdiction of the school district?
The student, and his mother, both questioned why what is in the background of anyone participant’s camera view was not addressed earlier.
“With the distance learning we are all forced to do because of the new color chart, the school district has not addressed the students’ rights in their own home to the teachers or to us as parents,” the boy’s said in an email statement to the television station.
One is left to wonder what would be allowed if the school districts really had to outline such information. Obviously, political signage is out. Or at the very least pro-Trump signage. Kids have all sorts of things hanging on the walls of their bedrooms that aren’t always appropriate for school.
Where is the line drawn as to what students – and their parents – are permitted to show on camera? The privacy of the home is usually sacrosanct in this nation. Such demands from a teacher are more of an invasion of personal rights than not.
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