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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 08:21 AM
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34. HB, I have many relatives, including my late mom and MIL who were educators, and
many who still are, from grade school through college. You obviously are an administrator of some sort or at least seek to defend them.

I have very little use for them and stand by my statement.

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  -Its not just Lower Merion!: Bronx school watches unwitting students via Webcam maddezmom  Feb-26-10 02:28 AM   #0 
  - Crap, guess what the TV News story will bury Health Care Reform n/t  upi402   Feb-26-10 02:37 AM   #1 
  - Tip of the iceberg(s)  depakid   Feb-26-10 02:43 AM   #2 
  - K&R and  PCIntern   Feb-26-10 02:50 AM   #3 
  - KnR  Hekate   Feb-26-10 02:56 AM   #4 
  - Memo to students..  SoCalDem   Feb-26-10 03:41 AM   #5 
  - I would amend that to say that if ANYONE gives you any communications device...  damyank913   Feb-26-10 06:28 AM   #9 
  - Or just buy your own laptop  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-26-10 06:32 AM   #10 
  - With all due respect, that is not an option for many students.  Heidi   Feb-26-10 06:36 AM   #13 
  - We bought a fantastic wifi Dell laptop for $250  SoCalDem   Feb-26-10 07:01 AM   #19 
     - That whole thing about not being able to afford one just went right over your head didn't it? n/t  Raineyb   Feb-26-10 07:53 AM   #30 
     - $250 is a fortune for some parents of students. (nt)  Posteritatis   Feb-26-10 09:08 PM   #62 
  - Kids at Lower Merion were required to use the school computers. nt  woo me with science   Feb-26-10 07:01 AM   #18 
  - They were also required to pay $55 for insurance but if they didn't they still got a computer  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-26-10 07:02 AM   #20 
     - They were prohibited from bringing their own,  woo me with science   Feb-26-10 07:04 AM   #21 
        - Again. They were also required to pay $55 insurance but got a computer even if they didn't pay it.  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-26-10 07:11 AM   #23 
           - So what?  woo me with science   Feb-26-10 07:19 AM   #24 
           - Actually, looks like I started this subthread  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-26-10 07:41 AM   #27 
              - And then it was pointed out that not all parents have the money to buy a laptop..  Fumesucker   Feb-26-10 07:50 AM   #28 
                 - And I pointed out that school regulations are not always enforced  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-26-10 07:55 AM   #31 
                 - I guess you missed the part where the kid had his personal laptop confiscated..  Fumesucker   Feb-26-10 08:24 AM   #35 
                 - Encouraging them to buy their own laptops is breaking the rules?  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-26-10 10:08 AM   #45 
                    - If the rule is no personal laptops then yes indeed  Fumesucker   Feb-26-10 10:27 AM   #47 
                 - HUH?  BigErnMcCracken   Feb-26-10 08:24 AM   #36 
                    - Well said.  Jamastiene   Feb-26-10 10:53 PM   #68 
                    - Yes, not only baseless, but incoherent. nt  woo me with science   Feb-27-10 05:09 AM   #74 
                 - Yes, I recall reading that, too. nt  woo me with science   Feb-26-10 08:21 AM   #33 
           - That's true, but...  pipi_k   Feb-26-10 09:11 AM   #41 
  - Lower Merion students were forbidden to use their own laptops  blogslut   Feb-26-10 08:40 AM   #39 
  - There is no such thing a privacy on a work or school computer  comrade snarky   Feb-26-10 03:48 PM   #56 
  - Recommend. I'm sure it's more common than we've imagined.  TexasObserver   Feb-26-10 04:54 AM   #6 
  - Amazing how quickly we've become inured to the erosion of our rights,  Heidi   Feb-26-10 06:38 AM   #14 
     - Yes. Every generation, it seems, has to fight to retake the Bill of Rights.  TexasObserver   Feb-26-10 07:00 AM   #17 
  - I knew if one school was doing it, many more would soon be discovered  old mark   Feb-26-10 05:45 AM   #7 
  - "I am sure this is school administrators looking for cheap sex thrills "  Hannah Bell   Feb-26-10 06:35 AM   #11 
     - Like clock work Hannah...  trumad   Feb-26-10 06:42 AM   #16 
     - 4:35 on the west n/t  ProdigalJunkMail   Feb-26-10 07:05 AM   #22 
     - time and a half  elehhhhna   Feb-26-10 08:54 AM   #40 
     - sweet... n/t  ProdigalJunkMail   Feb-26-10 09:36 AM   #43 
     - heh. . . n/t  annabanana   Feb-27-10 06:04 AM   #76 
     - 5:05 am - wow.  Hannah Bell   Feb-26-10 03:14 PM   #50 
        - 8:05...eastern... n/t  ProdigalJunkMail   Feb-26-10 04:16 PM   #57 
           - so what?  Hannah Bell   Feb-26-10 10:45 PM   #66 
              - it's funny, Hannah, because you must  ProdigalJunkMail   Feb-27-10 06:06 AM   #77 
     - i see. no problem with random accusations of pedophilia; only with mocking such accusations.  Hannah Bell   Feb-26-10 03:25 PM   #51 
     - HB, I have many relatives, including my late mom and MIL who were educators, and  old mark   Feb-26-10 08:21 AM   #34 
     - Hannah...  BigErnMcCracken   Feb-26-10 08:32 AM   #37 
        - i don't even know what person you're talking about. your friend's experience is irrelevant to this  Hannah Bell   Feb-27-10 02:10 AM   #72 
  - I showed that episode of Digital Nation to my students a few days before I heard about  Hissyspit   Feb-26-10 05:47 AM   #8 
  - Did you see the special on CNBC about Google...  damyank913   Feb-26-10 06:35 AM   #12 
  - I've been watching it, some really interesting stuff  maddezmom   Feb-26-10 06:38 AM   #15 
  - It is different to watch kids in school via webcams  Chemisse   Feb-26-10 07:19 AM   #25 
  - Agree. No problem openly video monitoring school common areas.  TexasObserver   Feb-26-10 07:38 AM   #26 
  - Agreed.  BigErnMcCracken   Feb-26-10 08:34 AM   #38 
  - Interesting how the little details get in the way, isn't it?  proud2BlibKansan   Feb-26-10 07:56 AM   #32 
  - This is what happens when schools are like prisons.  Odin2005   Feb-26-10 07:52 AM   #29 
  - One thing for sure here...  pipi_k   Feb-26-10 09:21 AM   #42 
  - Covering up a microphone won't block the sound, just muffle it a bit..  Fumesucker   Feb-26-10 10:15 AM   #46 
     - Yeah, I know...I meant cover it with a cotton ball or something  pipi_k   Feb-26-10 10:58 AM   #49 
  - Right wingers response is: If they aren't doing anything wrong then they have nothing to hide.  olegramps   Feb-26-10 10:02 AM   #44 
  - right wingers' response is to accuse school personnel of pedophilia, while ignoring the fact  Hannah Bell   Feb-26-10 03:28 PM   #52 
  - How did these people get the bloody idea that conducting covert, intrusive...  TheMadMonk   Feb-26-10 10:39 AM   #48 
  - Gear tracking & monitoring software is perfectly legal.  Xithras   Feb-26-10 07:33 PM   #59 
     - Problems here:  woo me with science   Feb-26-10 09:07 PM   #61 
     - INTRUSIVE SURVELIANCE.  TheMadMonk   Feb-27-10 06:01 AM   #75 
  - What a slime  Echo In Light   Feb-26-10 03:30 PM   #53 
  - Boortz was bemoaning this the other day  gmoney   Feb-26-10 03:33 PM   #54 
  - This is a truly stupid move by some schools  comrade snarky   Feb-26-10 03:46 PM   #55 
  - Now all pedophiles are going to apply for IT jobs in school districts,  Quantess   Feb-26-10 07:19 PM   #58 
  - who says they haven't  mzteris   Feb-26-10 08:02 PM   #60 
  - there we have it. mzteris spews "pedophiles in public schools".  Hannah Bell   Feb-26-10 10:43 PM   #65 
     - No, actually, I did.  Quantess   Feb-26-10 11:10 PM   #70 
        - both of you did. what conditions would those be, quantess?  Hannah Bell   Feb-27-10 02:08 AM   #71 
        - I had a coworker -- head of IT -- who built an elaborate system  elehhhhna   Feb-27-10 11:44 AM   #78 
  - Nahhh....some of them will find other means to get close to kids...  pipi_k   Feb-26-10 09:16 PM   #63 
  - In some places *cough*Gastonia and Charlotte, NC*cough*  Jamastiene   Feb-26-10 10:54 PM   #69 
  - so was ackerman fired the minute that segment hit the airwaves? my guess is, probably not.  niyad   Feb-26-10 09:55 PM   #64 
  - no, he wasn't, being as he was using school equipment, on school time, on school grounds.  Hannah Bell   Feb-27-10 02:11 AM   #73 
  - That is creepy.  Jamastiene   Feb-26-10 10:47 PM   #67 

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