Teacher, Bureaucrat, Cop

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Educators have three jobs—teacher, bureaucrat, and cop—that have always clashed with each other, and lockdowns only made this worse. The teacher’s job was often eschewed in favour of fulfilling the roles of bureaucrat and cop. The bureaucrat and cop roles—which valued fairness and order, respectively—worked hand-in-hand to make online classes easier for educators. Educators enforced rigidly objective class requirements with increased surveillance, like eye trackers, to ensure no cheating took place, at the cost of eroding student trust and engagement with the subject matter being taught. Read full article here

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