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Hello Donna,

reading the very words about having
cameras in the classroom frightens me.

Surely you can't be serious?

While I understand that if you do no
wrong, you have nothing to fear.

However, have you ever read (or seen
the movie) George Orwell's 1984?

If it starts with cameras in the workplace
or schools, excuse me, but where do you think
it'll stop?

Pushing blame on other people, whether the
teachers, schools, parents, etc. for children's failings is easy. Or what was that other excuse we always heard back then "I'm a product of society". As a parent you can only do your best to lay the groundwork. And even that is only a small percentage. At the end of the day it's the person himself/herself who decides how he behaves and as a parent you can only hope that your kids turn out okay.

Camera surveillance, book/music bannings, censures of any kind, govt controls, etc. still reflect the good old American Puritanical way of thinking which is such a farce. We're supposed to be the most modern country in the world, yet we're still looking for witches to burn! Who is so close to God on this earth that I can entrust him/her to decide what is right not only for me but for millions of others on this planet? Laws that govern society are one thing, but cameras?

I went off the track a bit, sorry, but what I
think I'm trying to say is if those kids, and
from what I read through the postings, these
aren't children but young adults, are crossing the street in the manners you've
described, it's no one's fault but their own.
They're certainly old enough to know better.
And that can certainly be applied to other
areas of life too. Personal responsibility.

Cheers,

Erika



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