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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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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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