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A Student Argues that Limiting Internet Access is Wrong

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Jon-Michael Poff, a senior at Batesville High School, in Batesville, Arkansas argues in an article on the Edutoipia Website that severely limiting Internet access does high school students a disservice:

Instead of embracing technology as twenty-first-century schools should, the Batesville, Arkansas, schools — along with many others — have been turning on the firewalls, preventing students from realizing the full opportunity the Internet offers.

Students and teachers need online tools to create projects, dispense information, and deepen their understanding of the subject matter. After more than a year of imposing a strict blockade, it’s high time for the Batesville schools to bulldoze the firewalls and let the light of the Internet shine on students and teachers.

Article: Stop Blocking Online Content

Written by Al Stevens

January 18th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

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