Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal
Part II of this Article will first explain the purpose of wiretap (or recording) laws. It will then track the development of wiretap laws at the federal and state levels and illustrate several important distinctions. Part III will discuss the evolution of the Fourth Amendment in the United States. It will also examine how the Fourth Amendment and wiretap laws work together and how they apply to teachers. Part IV will look at the inadequacy of current legal remedies available to teachers who are surreptitiously recorded. It will then set forth possible district and classroom policies to help prevent recordings. Lastly, it will discuss the dire need for legislation regulating cell phone use in the classroom among the states. This Article will show that—amidst controversial issues such as state funding and bathroom bills—a prohibition on surreptitious recordings is commonsense legislation that will push education in the right direction.
Brigham Young University
Smile, You're on Camera: A Discussion of the Privacy Rights of Teachers in the Modern Day Classroom,
BYU Educ. & L.J.
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