The Wall Street Journal has this article
October 2, 2012, 7:09 p.m. ET
By SUE SHELLENBARGER
Submit math homework as Latex created pdfs. Or as html with some sort of math markup. That might be easier as a universal math language.
The kids can submit homework from home and the parents see it was submitted.
Monitoring the actions of others is part of a social environment.
Some parents are complaining about this helicopter monitoring. Some of these parents are sitting in open plan offices? Trading floors?
What about warehouse jobs that show what each worker is doing on electronic screens? Electronic whips they call them.
We have email, twitter, social pages, blogs, cell phones, apps, texting, cctv, etc. So keeping touch on what people are doing is not abnormal.
Part of what study groups do is have students monitor teach other to study and contribute.
Nor were hunter gatherer tribes different. In times when people are at risk of being marauded, such as in big cities in America today, people have often kept together in groups.
The safety that women and children had in the 1950s was abnormal. That was the exception in human history. Liberals have returned us to the normal conditions of fear and the need to band together in groups constantly for self protection. This is the great contribution of 20th century Liberalism.
Liberals have created a school system of physical fear even for teachers in some cases. The Chicago schools are an example. Monitoring homework is the least of the problem parents and students face.