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[Susan notes: Stephen Krashen cuts to the chase and makes the only point that needs to be made: The issue is not whether wearing biosensor bracelets works or not. It is simply wrong.]

Submitted to Baltimore Sun but not published
06/14/2012

To the editor



Is there no limit to what people will tolerate in the name of “educational reform ( Biosensors to monitor students’ attentiveness, June 12)?



Making children wear "biosensor bracelets" to see if they are paying attention in school is an outrage, an unprecedented level of control and invasion of privacy. It is hard to believe that the report on this Gates-supported project is not satire.



The issue is not whether wearing biosensor bracelets works or not. It is simply wrong.

Stephen Krashen


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