Norquist: Put Cameras In Every Classroom

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Taxpayer advocate Grover Norquist on Friday said he believes there ought to be television cameras broadcasting live from every classroom in the nation, starting in Kindergarten and continuing through college.

“Its one thing I would argue for on K through 12 [grades], but also in colleges, particularly in state colleges,” Norquist told Campus Reform, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) near Washington D.C. “I think that it makes sense to put a television camera in the back of every state college and university course.”

Norquist said his plan would allow taxpayers to take advantage of the education for which they are paying and raise the level of accountability for teachers and professors.

“The professor would show up on time, the professor would speak more clearly,” he said. “The professor would realize he or she is on camera and just do a better job.”

“Also for people who do silly courses,” he continued. “I’d like them on TV, on YouTube, so we can have an intelligent conversation.”

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