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Need a valid argument for not providing an Internet override for employees/teachers? Okay: "How many Fortune 500 businesses provide this service as part of their better business practices?" We are, after all, attempting to prepare students for successful participation in the global marketplace, so let's look at business trends. And if anyone is angry over needing a plan before moving forward with a project, LOL, well, good luck - again, you wouldn't get far in business, so why are you suggesting it's appropriate in education? Joe > From: Nancy Willard <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > I am not a teacher any more, but I was. And on behalf of all teachers, this > statement really angers me - greatly! > >> From: Joe Frost <Joe.Frost@phoenixchristian.org> >> >> Teachers need lesson "PLANS" which include the Internet and testing the >> sites proactively to ensure they come up in the classroom is necessary >> because anything can happen. We expect students to do their homework, so >> we need to do ours. As the adage goes, lack of planning on one's part does >> not constitute an emergency for another. > > This discussion has been most enlightening - because none of the arguments > for why override authority cannot be provided are valid. All of the concerns > can be addressed through effective standards, processes, training, careful > implementation, and systems to ensure accountability. --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH