I recently learned about the case of Julie Amero, the subsitute teacher in Connecticut who is possibly facing 40 years (yes.. 4 0 ...) for having pornographic popups come up on a computer while in a classroom.
She's a SUBSTITUE.. the computer wasn't hers. The regular teacher isn't being questioned. There wasn't current blocking software being used.. The IT director isn't being questioned.
This is a travesty of justice, another case of zero-tolerance gone wrong.
I could reiterate the entire case, but so many others have said it better than me, so I will just give some links to some well thought out blogs and news articles on this.
http://www.alternet.org/rights/46925/ (~~some comments on this site have profanity..)
http://preview.tinyurl.com/255wq2 (~~ new york times article)
http://windowssecrets.com/comp/070222/ (~~ need to scroll down to "popups" article)
http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/434 (~~excellent, but very long at 7 pages)
http://julieamer.blogspot.com/ (~~ blog by Julie's husband)