Union rails while superintendent spins out explanations
April 1st, 1998

The 16 clandestine surveillance cameras set up in elementary classrooms in Palmdale, Calif., didn’t catch any thieves, but the superintendent did catch hell from the teachers’ union when it learned…




School eRate funding under attack
March 1st, 1998

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and an outspoken critic of the eRate, introduced a bill on Feb. 10 that would tie eRate discounts to internet…


You lookin’ at me? Spy cams come to school
March 1st, 1998

It already was a trend. Schools in increasing numbers have been installing closed circuit television (CCTV) systems on buses and playgrounds, in parking lots, libraries, and corridors, at entrances, and…