Considering where history is taking us, it might be for the best that California schoolchildren are being forced to get used to having no privacy whatsoever:
Parents in Chula Vista [California] were upset because children at a preschool were forced to go to the bathroom with the door open.
A school spokesperson sympathized with parents’ complaints, and said kids are so embarrassed about having to go to the bathroom without the door shut, they were having accidents in the classroom.
The spokesperson said the policy is not by choice and the district is forced to follow state regulations. He also said the district has made changes to accommodate the state mandate.
These changes include installing windows in bathroom doors and removing stall doors.
According to California Department of Social Services public information officer Michael Weston, a state regulation known as the Visual Observation Rule requires that preschoolers age 4 and younger must always be in view — and they do mean always.
Even in utopia, authorities can’t keep us safe at all times if they can’t watch us at all times.
On a tip from heckrules.