New Law Will Bring Cameras to Some Special Ed Classrooms | Houston Matters

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There is a new Texas law requiring surveillance cameras in special ed classrooms. This came about as a result of an incident of sexual abuse of a nonverbal child by his teacher.

I didn’t understand listening to the interview on “Houston Matters” (Jan. 21, 2016) how the cameras would help if no one is monitoring them. I wrote in my question, and the response I got was that the video would be retained for 6 months in case a parent suspected abuse.

It seems to me that classrooms with significant nonverbal or minimally verbal populations should have monitored surveillance cameras just like most daycare centers have. Parents should be able to monitor their children at anytime throughout the day.

Thoughts anyone?

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