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What My Bronx Students Think About Passing Through Scanners at School

Click here for reuse options! Rather than increasing safety, scanners only perpetuate discrimination. I am a high school social studies teacher, and for two weeks every year, I report to a school with scanners to score Regents exams. I wait in line with students and follow their routine. I empty my pockets into a plastic tray and putting my bag on the conveyor belt. I am watched as I gather my things once they’ve passed inspection.
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