My district has a new filtering program and I guess they are trying to get their money’s worth because they continue to block sites - not just daily, but hourly.The author lists several egregious filtering abuses and recognizes:
As an educator, my job is to prepare students to function in the real world. The real world doesn’t filter web sites. This seems to be a bit of a problem to me.And concludes:
Ranting is done - for now.
Send blood pressure medicine.
Ah, I can almost feel the author's relief of getting that out of her system! Many librarians and teachers will identify completely. The post was well-written and her case well-made.
I hope her vent was not the final action she, or any of us, take when Internet filters are abused in our schools. I offered Informania some suggestions in response to her blog entry:
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