The need for cameras
I know all the arguments about privacy and stuff, but after 22 years in education in every position from coach, teacher, assistant principal, and principal, I believe there should be video cameras in every classroom, locker room and any other place that children interact with adults in school.
We don’t have any problem having cameras in the hallways and cafeterias in case students “act up”, but we have yet to go to the next step of putting them in the classroom. Just think of the advantages; you could share all good teaching techniques and exceptional lessons with others; you would have video for parent conferences to show how students behave at school; adults and students that know they are being video taped will monitor their actions a bit more; and finally, it would provide any “evidence” that might be necessary when we get into the he said/she said arguments.
If you still are skeptical, watch this video, but be prepared to be disgusted.