Quote of the day

"We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing. "

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Why does CoDE encourage students to break the law?

From the CoDE web site;

An officer of a student club recorded his club's after-school, public meeting, and a teacher took the machine and erased the recording. (4/2/08)

RCW 9.73.030 clearly states that is is unlawful to record a conversation, public or private, without consent of all parties.

We understand the student in question is the child of a CoDE member.


JC said...

I'd certianly be interested in hearing more details of this incident. What was the club? Was the teacher in question involved with the club? What was the purpose of the recording? Was this a normal occurance or something unusual? Did the student record the meeting openly or was the recorder hidden?

This complete lack of details is inherent in all of CoDE's alleged incidents, e.g.:

"The National Honor Society faculty advisor tried to make the NHS vote to support the Gay/Straight Alliance's "Day of Silence" protest. (4/1/08) "

What exactly happened here? Was the vote the advisor's idea, or a students? Did the advisor speak in favor of a resolution supporting the DoS? Did the NHS vote on this? If so, what was the result? If not, why not?

CoDE simply does not provide enough information for any reader to draw an informed conclusion about any of these events. They don't even lay out the basic details, yet they want everyone to shocked, SHOCKED i tell you!

Anonymous said...

Neither report is accurate, The student recorded the conversation without the knowledge of the people present (except one). The club was GSA, the student is not a GSA member - he is the son of a CoDE member, and the recorder was hidden. I'm sure the purpose of the recording was to get more "juicy tidbits", lies, and innuendoes for CoDE's website.
As for the NHS story, a GSA member discussed the Day of Silence with the club in order to ask the club if they would like to co-sponsor the day of silence. The club decided that the best way to decide would be to take a ballot vote on the issue (not a public vote). Some students complained about the issue being voted on at all by the club, and the club was then told by administration that they could not vote on the issue. No vote ever occurred.