dean shareski sums it up…

[The safety hysteria is] a ridiculous barrier to great learning and opportunity.

I know teachers who believe that the general practice of removing photographs of students from school websites “protects” them. Apparently, there’s now research indicating that the Grade Whatever class on http://www.whateverschool.edu will very likely be OK. <sarc>I’m so shocked.</sarc>

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2 Responses to “dean shareski sums it up…”

  1. diane Says:

    The IT person in our district told me that he wasn’t sure he could allow a class of high school seniors to post a podcast online because of privacy issues. Evidently he’s worried that – even without any identifying data – someone in, say, Taiwan, might track down a student through their voice alone and commit some unspeakable act.

    I am speechless. And so are they.

  2. gnuosphere Says:

    Wow. That’s extreme. I thought banning pictures was pretty messed up but that takes the cake.

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