Secret or open?: 2 teachers tapedh/t: OGE
Albany charter school disputes hidden camera claim; employees gone
By SCOTT WALDMAN, Staff writer
ALBANY -- Two teachers have left a city charter school after they said they discovered hidden video cameras in their classrooms. The school denies any secret recordings and claims teachers were told in advance that cameras would be used for evaluation...
...But Carol Connelly, an eighth-grade English teacher with about a decade of experience in public schools, said she left Achievement Academy after she said she discovered a camera covered by a sweater at the back of her classroom when she returned from lunch. She said her students were upset and told her they felt violated by the school when the sweater fell off the camera and they saw they were being taped. Connelly said she quit the same day.