Governors

Kari Lake: Record and Store Video of Kids in Classrooms

According to the Arizona Republic, Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, “wants to put cameras in classrooms” to monitor students — a controversial policy proposal that even Republican Arizona Senate Majority Whip Sonny Borelli thinks risks invading the privacy of children. 

The Arizona Republic:  Ariz. governor candidate Kari Lake echoes call by some conservatives to put cameras in classrooms

By: Ray Stern | November 27, 2021

Key Facts:

  • “Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake says she wants to put cameras in Arizona’s classrooms to monitor teachers.”
  • “State Sen. Christine Marsh, a former Arizona teacher of the year who was elected to the state Legislature in 2020, suggested another method for parents to know what a teacher is telling their children: They could arrange a meeting with the teacher.”
  • “Sen. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, who was at the Kingman meeting, told The Republic that he agrees ‘parents need to know what’s going on in the classroom,’ but that any such program must respect the privacy of children.”
  • “[Marsh, the teacher,] said, if students knew that parents or administrators could see the videos, cameras would probably have a ‘significant effect on the classroom dynamic — a negative effect.’” 

Read the full report here.

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