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As a teacher, I believe calls to put cameras in classrooms are wrong. But it’s right to worry about the dangers of indoctrination

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Teaching is a job like no other. We are teachers but we are also counsellors and mediators; we develop programmes and resources, and we solve problems. Strategy, tactics and manoeuvres fill our days – we are generals in our classrooms. We know when to exercise tact and diplomacy, and when we need to be blunt and forthright. If we didn’t when we started out, then we learned fast. And now Tucker Carlson wants us to be movie stars as well.

Last week, the Fox News host called for cameras in every classroom.

Tucker Carlson wants cameras in every classroom to make sure teachers arent teaching whatever it is he's defining as "critical race theory" pic.twitter.com/KA6mAHN6cw

Carlson is bothered about “civilization-ending poison” being spread in schools. “It’s everywhere”, he said, before adding, “How widespread is it? We can’t be sure until we finally get cameras in the classroom.”

It’s true that there are ideas being propagated in society that should worry parents everywhere. In the UK, for example, programmes such as No Outsiders have pushed the message that children have a gender identity, and need to find it before they can know if they are a boy or a girl. The BBC at one point suggested that there were over a hundred of these gender identities so that would be a non-trivial task.

However, those ideas also worry teachers like me. Maybe Carlson should be talking to us rather than calling for the authorities to spy on us? Besides, what would those cameras........

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