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Habituating the kids to a surveillance society

PFI schools 'designed like jails', say experts - Scotsman.com News

The design of the playground was a major concern at the PPP school, which was not named, with one teacher describing the small outside space, surrounded by a high fence and monitored by cameras, as "like a prison courtyard".

Another issue some raised with the new school playground was that the space was too open and very noisy, with no "nooks or crannies or semi-private spaces", making it difficult for groups of pupils to find a quiet spot.

Dr Brown added: "There seems to be evidence that we are now experiencing a new era of surveillance in our schools."


Interesting. The elder boy (age 6) commented to me the other day that school was "like being locked up in jail all day". Very perceptive for someone so young.

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