Good wants cameras in classrooms
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- School starts next month for K-12 students, and Fifth District Congressman Bob Good is suggesting cameras be placed in kids’ classrooms to make sure they are not being taught radical ideas.
On Monday, Good attended a Campbell County School Board meeting to promote transparency in schools. He suggested installing cameras in classrooms would help.
"I’ve been an advocate for the past few years, since the China virus first hit our shores two and a half years ago, for cameras in the classrooms," said Good at the board meeting.
He tweeted that he believes it would "hold accountable those whose focus is on radical leftist indoctrination rather than academic excellence."
"It’s a terrifying concept to even consider in this country and so in violation of Republican principles," he said.
His opponent, Democrat Josh Throneburg, doesn't like the idea one bit.
"I think it is an absurd suggestion,” said Throneburg. “I think it is more rousing up the base and fighting a culture war and not bringing any type of realistic or fruitful discussion to, you know, making sure that we absolutely have great schools and great teachers and great administrators. This just seems like he is pandering to a culture war."
Throneburg also believes this is a massive privacy and safety violation and that it's impossible considering the money that would have to be spent to install them.
Good's office did not respond to a request for comment.