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UK teacher defends covert taping of students

Despite punitive action by the United Kingdom's General Teaching Council, a science teacher who secretly videotaped her misbehaving students is standing by her contribution to a 'Dispatches' documentary for Channel 4. The teacher, Alex Dolan, says that her footage exposes matters of public interest and therefore justifies her actions.
March 27, 2009

Despite punitive action by the United Kingdom’s General Teaching Council, a science teacher who secretly videotaped her misbehaving students is standing by her contribution to a ‘Dispatches’ documentary for Channel 4. The teacher, Alex Dolan, says that her footage exposes matters of public interest and therefore justifies her actions.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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