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Unblock Sites for Gateway Education

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Dear Gateway administrators,

Students at Gateway are in a position where we can not do anything online. I do not mean playing games or watching netflix, but when kids actually try to use websites for educational purposes - i.e. researching facts for an essay, using sites to learn about a topic for science, we are blocked and have to find useless websites. We do not have power to do what we need to outside school. While it may seem easy to say that we can use another computer at home, we may not have our own computers at home to use. Additionally, I can see why there would be blocking for games, but students always find a way to find their way onto gaming websites. Besides educational sites blocked, sites for music like Pandora have been blocked. Sites for music need to be unblocked, because kids and teachers both use them, and some kids somewhat need music to help them when working. For the benefit of the students at Gateway, we need our computers, and our computers give us a small window of things we can use. If Gateway is a school to benefit, we must do something about this.

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