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Can students record a teacher, as a study tool or to ward off politics?
And gets many different answers.
In our cell phone world, where particularly the young feel compelled to document every move on social media, is it so bad if a student just wants to record an instructor’s lesson as a study tool?
Or to show others when a teacher, in the student’s view, is getting too political?
Of the 20-plus colleges, universities and large school districts contacted across Southern California, all said students may not record in the classroom without the teacher’s permission.
That stance is backed by state law, with one exception: Instructors must permit students with a disability to record if that helps them learn. Any violator could be disciplined by the school.*