Gov. Ducey criticizes Kari Lake's idea to put cameras in classrooms

By Greg Hahne
Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services
Published: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 10:58am
Updated: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:29pm

Gov. Doug Ducey criticized gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s proposal to put cameras into classrooms Tuesday, saying it could lead to predators monitoring children. 

The former TV news anchor suggested the idea of putting cameras in classrooms to monitor teachers to make sure they are sticking to the curriculum. Her idea would allow parents to access the videos. 

Ducey says while engaged parents are good for students, there are better ways to promote transparency in the classroom. 

"Parents are welcome to participate of course in their child's education. There's no bigger force multiplier than a good school along with an involved parent. But we want to do it through transparency in the curriculum," he said. 

Ducey added that he’ll seek legislation to achieve that starting in January but did not provide specific details.

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