A couple of years back, there was an effort to place cameras in our classrooms (at my university, not in general) in order to create “a safer and more inclusive environment.” Meaning, obviously, to police wrongthink and speech crimes. Professors aggressively and successfully rejected the idea.
Now this plan has been resuscitated. Let’s place cameras in the classrooms and record everything because coronavirus! the administration says.
Because coronavirus what? you’ll ask. Well, I have no idea. Coronavirus something.
And everybody is so desperate to return to the classroom and not have to teach online that the idea is not getting much of a pushback.
See how easy it is?