I wonder how many teachers would be prepared to gather all their students together at a school assembly sometime and say the following to them …
“Look, we just need you all to know that we do NOT trust you. We’ve talked about it, and we think that given the opportunity, you will all get up to no good and make poor decisions. Because of this, we plan to closely monitor your every move and to make sure that you don’t get away with anything, ever. We plan to prevent you from doing common tasks that are probably perfectly fine and safe. However, since we are, after all, assuming that you won’t be able to make your own good decisions about those things, we have taken the liberty of making those decisions for you.
Essentially, we think you are all a bunch of thieves, cheats and liars with no sense of morals or ethics, and you probably spend all your time looking at pornography anyway. We have no intentions of assuming anything other than the worst… as I said, we really just don’t trust you.
Thank you, that is all. You may now go to class.”
Nah, we’d never do that to our kids, would we?
Now, here’s your locked-down school-supplied laptop. Have a nice day.
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