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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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