Thursday, March 19, 2009

School Board Revises Policy Regarding Use of Videos in the Classroom

Link to March 17 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, "Board changes policy on classroom videos; Permission slip will warn of content".

But not everyone is happy, of course. And at its core, it's a MPAA ratings issue.

Our family has a 16-year history with the Middleton-Cross Plains School District. To me, content is not the issue regarding movies. Based on what Andy and Eddie have told me, data which is then filtered through my own set of biases, I suspect that teachers use videos as time fillers, showing movies that oftentimes have only a tenuous relationship with the curriculum. But maybe that' s just the fuddy-duddy in me.

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