Should Schools Digitally Track How Long Kids Are In the Bathroom?

Many schools in the U.S. have added a new digital tool to monitor students when they go on bathroom breaks. Jayar Jackson, Cenk Uygur, and Ben Gleib discuss on The Young Turks.

Read more HERE: https://www.vice.com/en/article/dy73n…

“e-HallPass, a digital system that students have to use to request to leave their classroom and which takes note of how long they’ve been away, including to visit the bathroom, has spread into at least a thousand schools around the United States.

The system has some resemblance to the sort of worker monitoring carried out by Amazon, which tracks how long its staff go to the toilet for, and is used to penalize workers for “time off task.” It also highlights how automated tools have led to increased surveillance of students in schools, and employees in places of work.”

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