Feds, teachers to stalk your kids on Facebook now?

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    The PJ Tatler » Feds, teachers to stalk your kids on Facebook now?


    wtFF?????

    wtFF???
     
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    You're right, this isn't something that the Government or Schools should be doing. It's something that PARENTS should be doing. However, with the lack of decent parenting in this country, who else would you suggest should be doing this?
     
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    No one because the parents need to step up to the plate and do their job. Just because many don't (keep in mind that many do) does not mean it's now uncle's job. :eusa_hand:

    Kids having access to F/B at school is asinine and cell phones should be left at the door. As for uncle 'monitoring' them during the evening????? Oh please. What's next? What shows parents allow their kids to watch? How many times a week kids bath? This is fucking ridiculous.
     
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    So what do you do with the kids who you know have parents who will not involve themselves, for whatever reason? Do you simply allow them to fall by the wayside when they fail, or do you spend more and more time, energy, and money trying to "save" them. If you're going to tell me the latter, then YES "Uncle" does need to do that job.

    Kids having any form of outside contact during the school day is insane. Again, if the school system is going to be required to be the parent, then YES they should have the right to restrict what the child does outside of the school. If the schools are going to allow these kids to succeed or fail on their own merits, then NO they shouldn't.
     
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    I'm sure the Teachers Unions are going to have a field day with this one.
     
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    Not the schools, or the government. Besides, doing this might actually be illegal in California, do you seriously want the schools to break laws in order to protect themselves from federal lawsuits?
     
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    If you didn't get to the second page, you didn't read the reason for this. It appears that a court has held the schools liable for the actions of their students if that actions 'bars' a student's access to an education. So, while the article is trying to paint the feds as the boogey man, it appears they are actually trying to help schools. Whether this is the proper way to deal with this, I'm not prepared to say one way or another without more information.
     
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    If the Parents WON'T do it and the Schools and Government SHOULDN'T do it, then who is left to oversee these kids?

    Personally, I don't see the need for any child to have a phone, cell phone, or social networking account until they're 18, but that's the way I was raised and I understand that is not the way things work anymore.
     
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    Teachers are already over-worked and underpaid. If they have to do this in their spare time, they should at least get pay raises.
     
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    You must work for the DOE, you missed the topic sentence when you quoted that paragraph. Let us look at the whole thing.


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    How is unilaterally expanding the court definition and usurping the power of the Supreme Court protecting the schools?
     

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