Distance Learning For Suspended Students

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I’ve never fully understood the point of suspending students. Getting them out of the classroom is something of a reward for many students – and it also ends up harming them in that they can fall behind in their lessons. So, now, some schools are testing an alternative for suspended students: making them watch the lessons they’re missing via a webcam from an in-school suspension room stocked with computers. This seems like a good idea, though, I’m sure many of the students don’t bother to watch the webcam and figure out other ways of goofing off. At the same time, some are concerned that having webcams in classrooms can lead to misuse – such as administrators secretly watching what’s happening. Assuming the system is set up properly, and the teachers are clearly informed that it’s there, I don’t see why this should be a problem.

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