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There is a huge disanalogy quite aside from the fact that schools are not businesses. Most businesses do not *need* to give their employees full access to the Internet in order for them to do their jobs well. Since so much, and an increasing amount, of educational material is now online, it is becoming increasingly pressing that teachers be able to get access to online content. Unlike, for example, the employees of insurance companies. One crucial component (not the only one) of teaching is the imparting of content. Educational content used to reside mainly in textbooks, workbooks, and in the mouths of teachers. The Internet is now probably the single largest source of educational content. Cutting teachers off from large parts of it is very different from cutting off employees of auto manufacturers or banks. The real question is: how many businesses whose mission is inextricably tied up with the Internet, to the extent that education is tied up with the Internet today, filter the Internet for their employees the way schools do? I don't know, but I'm guessing the answer is zero. --Larry > From: Joe Frost <Joe.Frost@phoenixchristian.org> > > Need a valid argument for not providing an Internet override for > employees/teachers? Okay: "How many Fortune 500 businesses provide > this > service as part of their better business practices?" We are, after > all, > attempting to prepare students for successful participation in the > global > marketplace, so let's look at business trends. > > And if anyone is angry over needing a plan before moving forward with a > project, LOL, well, good luck - again, you wouldn't get far in > business, > so why are you suggesting it's appropriate in education? > > Joe --- 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