Extracurricular videos roil school leaders

The Los Angeles Times reports on an alarming trend: Videos taken in high school classrooms around the country–often, it appears, without permission of the subjects–are increasingly cropping up YouTube, MySpace, and other similar web sites. Many are relatively tame, while others are not. One popular YouTube video called “The Angry Teacher” shows a male instructor increasingly losing his cool to a classroom of unruly students. Another shows an agitated teacher pulling a chair out from underneath a student. Policing these secret videos is proving a challenge for educators, who say they must balance protecting the rights of students to express themselves in this digital age with the need to shield classmates and teachers from ridicule…


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