quote: The problem is that by allowing a teacher to communicate via facebook or other unsanctioned (but documentable) mediums sets the school and teacher up for litigation . We must remember that in our voraciously litigious society, things that might foster an extended relationship lead to an intense amount of liability as well.
quote: Right, so the kid who gets picked on by almost everyone should "stand up" for himself and try to kick the other kids' asses? That's not a battle any moderately intelligent person would choose.
quote: It's not always something that can wait until the next day. Keeping these lines of communication open is vital to maintaining the academic success of today's youth.
quote: I was suspended for a week and narrowly escaped a $100 fine just for slapping a guy in the face, or "standing up for myself".
quote: Your way of thinking leads to people treating teachers like shit because everyone believes "Hey, I can teach because I've been a student."
quote: it's amazing anyone ever made it out of it alive
quote: Uhh so nobody was a well adjusted and successful person before the Internet??
quote: Wasn't it worth keeping your self esteem? Plus I bet he didn't bully you anymore, did he?
quote: Boys will be boys, and we actually used to understand that
quote: The point I'm trying to get across here is kids need to be taught to be accountable and to take action to solve their own problems. I'm tired of this whole societal need to text or message or email everyone.
quote: It is as if people in this world are afraid to approach something uncomfortable over the phone or in person. It will only complicate things further and make getting anything productive done much harder to do in the future.
quote: You're ok with your kids talking to a teacher at 11PM in a private facebook chat?
quote: "It doesn't stop any avenue of communication whatsoever," said State Senator Jane Cunningham (R-Chesterfield), who supports the new law.