Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.
Teachers call Child Services when kids miss online class
Teachers are serving as the state’s newest surveillance into your home. The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families issued a fact sheet for teachers outlining when they should call DCF– the agency which can take your children and put them in foster care. Did a kid miss an online class? Call in child services, because that could be evidence of neglect. Teachers are also encouraged to pry into the home life of students on camera. “Who is home today to help you with learning?” “I’m having a hard time hearing you due to background noise/I’m hearing some other noises in the background, what else is happening at your house today?” “I saw a person walk by your screen, who is home with you today?” One mother has already had a DCF visit for leaving her 7-year-old boy with his teenage brother while she worked. They used to call that babysitting. Now, apparently, it’s neglect.…