What do you think the Tennessee county schools are afraid of?
Imagine being told by your child’s school, an institution funded with your tax dollars and charged with educating the young minds of your community, that you must agree you would not observe the virtual classes they attend in your own home.
This is the apparent disturbing reality for parents of students who attend Rutherford County Schools (RCS), who The Tennessee Star reports have been asked to sign forms agreeing not to watch their children’s online classroom sessions.
The outlet received a copy of one of these forms.
“RCS strives to present these opportunities in a secure format that protects student privacy to the greatest extent possible, however because these meetings will occur virtually RCS is limited in its ability to fully control certain factors such as non-student observers that may be present in the home of a student participating in the virtual meeting,” the form reportedly states.
“RCS strongly discourages non student observation of online meetings due to the potential of confidential information about a student being revealed.”
If this wasn’t shocking enough on its own, the form also warns that any “violation of this agreement may result in RCS removing my child from the virtual meeting” (emphasis ours). The form requests the signature of the parents.
This comes fresh off the heels of a highly controversial proposal to initiate at-home child “wellbeing” checks across the state that caused a massive backlash, forcing the Department of Education to withdraw the plan…