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> Wikipedia is not free discourse. Check out the article history on Michael > A. Bellesiles. Clearly there are a person intent on having only his > viewpoint put across on Wikipedia. **No** discourse is free discourse. Every conversation is an exercise in people attempting to put their respective viewpoints across. Tools/mediums like wikipedia just make it easier to trace. And of course, this has nothing/little to do with the fact that a teacher, as a professional, should be able to access any resource they need, at any time, to do their job. The status quo (with teachers needing to beg/borrow/cajole access to sites that they need) infantilizes the profession. Every good teacher plans, and every good teacher knows when to move beyond the plan. The ability to start from a plan, move off it, and then transition back to the plan smoothly, is one of the many traits of a good teacher. Sometimes, these forays into the unexpected require using the internet. It's also worth pointing out that the people in charge of delivering internet access (aka, the ones who generally police the filters) have a job because they are **supporting teaching and learning**, and not the other way around. Cheers, Bill --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH