Yes, there's more. Not only are we finding out how skool makes every student, parent, and teacher accountable by requiring them to produce pointless pieces of paper on demand - and thus keep pointless paperwork travelling back and forth across everyone's desk - we are now finding out how much detailed surveillance and monitoring goes on in Shark's world.
And I had no idea how much information I can gather on my Student Shark daily without her participation in that process. Thanks skool, for suggesting that I creep about the internet, stalking my own daughter.
It is downright sinister. What is this assumption skool makes about our relationships? That I can't just ask Shark, and I can't just talk to her? No. I have to use databases and digitised record sheets to find out her movements between 2.00pm and 2.05pm. And if I miss that target window, then I can just check her learning level stage (subdivided into 4 sections).
Frankly, keeping a beady eye
on my daughter's hourly movement as regulated by and connected to her learning stage should not, in my opinion, be a normal state of my parenthood. This level of surveillance on a 16-year old kid from twin guns of school and
parent is stomach-churningly wrong. It's like we're all living in some horrible database.
Stupidly, I want us all to feel like we're not
being watched every minute of the day and our movements reported on. But I'm
obviously out of step with the modern world. Maybe they could sell me a Readjustment App for my condition.
People, are you happy with this? Are you all feeling that spying on your own kid is normal?
I had no idea what a weird world you were abusy building while we were making cake and calling it Geology.