Educators expressed widely disparate reactions to the passing of a law in December requiring schools and libraries to use internet filters or forfeit their federal eRate funding.

Not surprisingly, for districts that already use filters, the mandate doesn't pose any conflicts. "I think it's a good idea," said Ruben Bohuchot, chief technology officer for the Dallas Independent School District. "Kids need to have the freedom to access web sites, but there are [many] inappropriate sites—and a teacher


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