Cameras keep an eye on UK teachers

Union cries foul

Closed circuit TV cameras installed in Manchester, England, schools to keep an eye on new teachers is drawing fire from the teaching union. According to education officials, the cameras, in place at four schools, will be used to provide feedback to newly qualified teachers, and are not intended to “monitor members of staff or naughty pupils.” But former teaching union president John Mayes says the cameras are too expensive, and won’t improve students’ learning. “I don’t think you can be coached, a teacher needs to be allowed to feel the lesson,” says Mayes.

BBC News