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AZ GOP gubernatorial candidates react to competitor's idea to put cameras in classrooms

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Top GOP candidates for Arizona’s gubernatorial race are reacting to an idea by one of their competitors to put cameras inside K-12 classrooms.

AZCentral reports candidates Matt Salmon and Karrin Taylor Robson are calling the idea - proposed by Arizona GOP frontrunner Kari Lake- “dangerous” and an “expansion of government surveillance.” The idea was floated by the former Fox 10 news anchor, echoing a similar suggestion by Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson.

Salmon and Taylor Robson both stated that in-person parental involvement is preferable to surveilling classrooms. Salmon told The Arizona Republic the idea is an “Orwellian nightmare.”