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Tennessee wants parents to sign a statement that they will not eaves drop on virtual classes held in the home. Teachers are worried that parents will hear what they tell their students.

An excerpt from the article: A school district in Tennessee is asking parents to sign a form agreeing not to monitor their children's virtual classrooms over concerns that "non-student observers" could overhear confidential information.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/scho...K1W8Bu5wagY3X3hM_lcKY-GD5w78XVjQHfP34fNw2_ezg

And Maryland schools apparently think that the home is school property.

An excerpt from the Maryland article:
A Baltimore County family is warning other parents after they say police were called to their house over something that happened during a virtual school lesson. The incident is raising concerns over privacy and safety in the era of online learning.

As a Navy veteran with four years of active duty, Courtney Lancaster has extensive knowledge of guns, how to use them and how to store them.

Her 11-year-old son, who owns BB guns, is a boy scout in fifth grade at Seneca Elementary School.

https://abc3340.com/news/nation-wor...h-maryland-house-over-bb-gun-in-virtual-class

mods, if this needs to be in the dark room, please move it. I thought everybody should be able to see this.
 
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mods, if this needs to be in the dark room, please move it. I thought everybody should be able to see this.
Seems like a valid 2A/4A thread. I'll keep an eye on it, and if it goes too far down the rabbit hole I'll have to step in.
 
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On the subject of the school administrators treating a BB gun in the kid's bedroom during an online class session the same way as if it were in the school, this is further proof that all reason has departed from school officials.

I saw a Twitter video of a kid whose school was doing a virtual fire drill--for the evacuation of the school's physical building where none of the kids were even present.

I am also amazed that any teachers would dare to question a parent's right to know what his or her child is being taught. If the teachers are concerned that parents won't like what they are teaching their kids, then why are they teaching it? **That question is only rhetorical**

Shenanigans. I'm calling it.
 

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As a teacher, I’m disgusted by that idea.

If you are teaching something you don’t want parents to hear...you need to get out of teaching.
 

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On the subject of the school administrators treating a BB gun in the kid's bedroom during an online class session the same way as if it were in the school, this is further proof that all reason has departed from school officials.

I saw a Twitter video of a kid whose school was doing a virtual fire drill--for the evacuation of the school's physical building where none of the kids were even present.

I am also amazed that any teachers would dare to question a parent's right to know what his or her child is being taught. If the teachers are concerned that parents won't like what they are teaching their kids, then why are they teaching it? **That question is only rhetorical**

Shenanigans. I'm calling it.
Wait... when I go to those parent/teachers nights they always stress that its teamwork between the teachers and parents when it comes to your child's progress and learning. Now they want you to butt out???

Wish they would make up their minds!!!
 

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Wait... when I go to those parent/teachers nights they always stress that its teamwork between the teachers and parents when it comes to your child's progress and learning. Now they want you to butt out???

Wish they would make up their minds!!!
Hey, now that's a solid point. You'd think that if they meant what they said that they'd be ecstatic about having parents available to augment their efforts during lessons.
 

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As a teacher, I'm disgusted by that idea.

If you are teaching something you don't want parents to hear...you need to get out of teaching.
You preach it, I'll turn the pages. My classroom was open to any parent of admin who wanted to sit in. I even videoed my lessons and posted them for student or parent to review if they missed class. I really don't like where education is going - very fast - and I am glad to be out of the crap storm that's about to hit.
 

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Some colleges will not be counting you as present for the class unless you have the camera turned on your laptop. And they don't want your parents watching. Not allowed!!
 

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Tennessee wants parents to sign a statement that they will not eaves drop on virtual classes held in the home. Teachers are worried that parents will hear what they tell their students.
That's because brain washing doesn't work if someone's around to call "Bullshit".
 

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We are encouraged to listen in. If any of his teachers have an issue with his guns in the background they can suck a big fatty. Last year there wasn't a issue with it
 

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We are encouraged to listen in. If any of his teachers have an issue with his guns in the background they can suck a big fatty. Last year there wasn't a issue with it
Unless other students can see it. I am sure there is revolutionary/gamer type leaning robot kids who would burglarize to get weaponry.
 
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Unless other students can see it. I am sure there is revolutionary/gamer type leaning robot kids who would burglarize to get weaponry.
This ND everyone has guns already. If they want a gun it's easier just to take one out of a truck at Wal-Mart with the gun showing and the keys in the ignition.
 

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This ND everyone has guns already. If they want a gun it's easier just to take one out of a truck at Wal-Mart with the gun showing and the keys in the ignition.
Pajamaboi Snowflake with his snowflake daddy, and daddy will make headlines with "fired ex-cop" headline Walmart shooter saw the guns on junior's laptop while learning how to properly masturbate, and put a condom on a cucumber sex ed class and broke in to their home.

I have the gift of prophecy............. :lol::D

 

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Pajamaboi Snowflake with his snowflake daddy, and daddy will make headlines with "fired ex-cop" headline Walmart shooter saw the guns on junior's laptop while learning how to properly masturbate, and put a condom on a cucumber sex ed class and broke in to their home.

I have the gift of prophecy............. :lol::D

My theory is if your dumb enough to break into my house. You really didn't want to live. While we are gone. Several neighbors watch my house. Including an ex inmate. Plus a friend from the sheriff's department that feeds our cats. So let them come.
 

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My daughter found out through "online school" when schools went online due to COVID that her daughter was bored due to inept teaching. So, they started home schooling to catch the girl up and decided to home school from now on. Guess what? Granddaughter likes it better, has more time and learns better. Why are we paying teachers? Why are there teachers "up north and out west" in unions that are striking? Are they being paid to be on strike? Why? There isn't a teacher alive that didn't know exactly what they were getting into when they chose that profession. Lack of a good education means a doomed person unless they have the motivation to educate themselves. The school systems are "self-absorbed" and not concerned about their real purpose. When you don't have an education, you can always become a paid rioter and get your bonus by looting.....
 
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You right, TRash. @Silversides - I taught for 23 years before retiring last year. Blanket statement are offensive to any profession - like "All truckdriver are assholes who can't drive" or "All cops are Gestapo who abuse their power." Why do "we" pay teachers?The answer is obvious - to teach. My thing was history, ajole does math and history. Are there teachers who are communist snowflake? Sure are, and a lot of them in bigger cities, but there are many of us who try as best we can to hold the line and actually educate kids.

I will agree with you that the system as a whole is broken, however the statement the "There isn't a teacher alive that didn't know exactly what they were getting into when they chose that profession." is crap. I was 41 and a 20 year truckdriver when I walked into my first classroom. I THOUGHT the job was teaching history as it actually happened, not spouting some political version of what those in charge wanted it to be. "Cancel culture" had no place in my classes, but I DIDN'T know what I was getting into - even at 41. What makes you think a kid who's straight out of college knows what he/she is "getting into?"

As for being a paid rioter - you may be on to something there, but I wouldn't say they were uneducated. They just got a different kind of education - one where the world owes them and they are entitled to everything. Some schools may promote that, but we both know it starts at home
 

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Tennessee wants parents to sign a statement that they will not eaves drop on virtual classes held in the home. Teachers are worried that parents will hear what they tell their students.

An excerpt from the article: A school district in Tennessee is asking parents to sign a form agreeing not to monitor their children's virtual classrooms over concerns that "non-student observers" could overhear confidential information.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/scho...K1W8Bu5wagY3X3hM_lcKY-GD5w78XVjQHfP34fNw2_ezg

And Maryland schools apparently think that the home is school property.

An excerpt from the Maryland article:
A Baltimore County family is warning other parents after they say police were called to their house over something that happened during a virtual school lesson. The incident is raising concerns over privacy and safety in the era of online learning.

As a Navy veteran with four years of active duty, Courtney Lancaster has extensive knowledge of guns, how to use them and how to store them.

Her 11-year-old son, who owns BB guns, is a boy scout in fifth grade at Seneca Elementary School.

https://abc3340.com/news/nation-wor...h-maryland-house-over-bb-gun-in-virtual-class

mods, if this needs to be in the dark room, please move it. I thought everybody should be able to see this.
That's the Indicator Light that you SHOULD be listening, hell...sitting right next to your child during these classes.
 

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My daughter found out through "online school" when schools went online due to COVID that her daughter was bored due to inept teaching.
Right. Because in the 4+ years at college 27 years ago, they made sure to prepare me for teaching via Zoom to a kid that was sitting in their bedroom pretending to care. Along with 23 other kids at the same time. Some of whom I can't even see as they blank their screens so I can't see that they went to the kitchen to get a sammich, or turned on the X-Box.
Despite that, the kids that did care managed to learn some things over the last quarter of school, because some of us gave a crap and worked our butts off to figure it out and make it work.

So, they started home schooling to catch the girl up and decided to home school from now on. Guess what? Granddaughter likes it better, has more time and learns better.
Excellent. Keep doing that. As a teacher, I completely agree with home schooling if parents feel the need. Sometimes I wish we could require it for certain kids.

When they get to trig and analytical geometry, let us know how that goes. I can recommend a few good free online sources for lectures and structured lessons and formative assessment.

Why are we paying teachers? Why are there teachers "up north and out west" in unions that are striking? Are they being paid to be on strike? Why?
Why pay teachers? I don't know. It's not like we spend 8-10 hours a day taking care of your kids, trying to figure out how to motivate them, trying to protect them from bullies, how to best communicate the things they are supposed to learn in a way they can best understand, while also reaching the 30 other kids that learn in different ways. Nor do we ever bother listening to your kid's dreams or fears, try to help them see their potential, or call them out when they disrespect their parents. What a waste of time and money we are.

BTW...if ALL I did was basic day care, I'd earn more money. But stupid me, I thought I could help kids learn things, help kids reach further than they imagined, and I thought that making money was secondary to that. My students have scored the max on the ACT, and gotten scholarships to study engineering and medicine. One girl got a doctorate and never paid a penny along the way out of her pocket. Another was the doctor that helped set me up with a C-Pap, and another X-rayed my grandsons finger last week, while yet another read those X-rays. They've won state championships in both athletic and academic competitions, and gone on to college, trade schools, and the military. They've started successful businesses, provided jobs for others, and helped the community grow and prosper.

What a dumbshit I must be.

There isn't a teacher alive that didn't know exactly what they were getting into when they chose that profession.
Sure. Whatever. And every soldier/marine/sailor ever recruited knew exactly what they signed up for, too.
27 years ago, I should obviously have known that I'd be trying to teach kids over a television screen while the state was telling them they could not get a failing grade. I mean...obviously THAT was going to be a thing we should have known in 1994.

Lack of a good education means a doomed person unless they have the motivation to educate themselves. The school systems are "self-absorbed" and not concerned about their real purpose. When you don't have an education, you can always become a paid rioter and get your bonus by looting.....
You may want to better qualify your blanket statements so you sound less ignorant. YOUR school system may be self absorbed. The one I work at is not. And motivation is a requirement to GET an education in the first place, no matter where the information is coming from. Is instilling that motivation my job, or the parents' job? I've managed to motivate a few, in about 132 different ways, but the REAL go getters get that at home.

But I'm curious what YOU think the schools "real purpose" is? Do you think MY school is fulfilling that?
 
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