August 11, 2003

Monday, Monday

Okay, I'm suffering withdrawal. WHERE is Critical Mass? No, seriously. Arg!

In other news, apparently walking while white can be considered "disruptive behavior." I think the most disappointing thing about this whole kerfluffle is the disdain the Cal-Poly staff has for, oh, EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY. Read the form letter boilerplate response to concerns here. Then read what actually happened. Brazen, much? Yeah, well, also par for the course in Student Affairs, where the fear of being labeled "insensitive" drives everything they do. Hey, Student Affairs types? You don't have a real discipline. Accept it and move on.

I think that this is a good idea. Wait for predictable outcry from predictable sources. Hublet is a teacher, and I know that a lot of whiny oblivious parents would finally be forced to come to terms with reality if they were faced with audio/visual evidence of their "little angel's" behavior. Of course, it also means that teachers would have to be, well, competent. The NEA will freak out, no doubt. And yes, I do recognize the irony of being all pro-surveillance now that I have a child, when I would have been all "Dude! Leave them be!" beforehand. I call it "growing up."

Posted by Big Arm Woman at August 11, 2003 01:19 PM
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Critical Mass is at http://www.erinoconnor.org/ . May you feel better soon.

Posted by: kb at August 11, 2003 02:15 PM

Most of the disruptive students I knew wouldn't have computers at home, and their parents wouldn't care anyway.

Posted by: Michael at August 11, 2003 02:37 PM