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US Ed Dept demanding principals censor more

Toe, The (545098) writes | more than 3 years ago

Censorship 3

Toe, The writes "Education Department officials are threatening school principals with lawsuits if they fail to monitor and curb students’ lunchtime chat and evening Facebook time for expressing ideas and words that are deemed by Washington special-interest groups to be harassment of some students. Under the new interpretation of civil rights laws, principals and their schools are legally liable if they fail to curb “harassment” of students, even if it takes place outside the school, on Facebook or in private conversation among a few youths. When children are concerned, where is the line between protection and censorship?"

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what in the... (1)

Gripp (1969738) | more than 3 years ago | (#35506472)

if there is a line, they are well beyond crossing it! there isn't a chance in hell that schools will be able to censor kids to this degree, and shame on them if they do!

Feds need to mind their own business (1)

schwit1 (797399) | more than 3 years ago | (#35507618)

When did the Education Department and principals supplant parents? And how is this a federal issue?

Re:Feds need to mind their own business (1)

v1 (525388) | more than 3 years ago | (#35507672)

when parents got lazy and decided the rest of the world should share some/most of their parental responsibility.

stop childproofing the world and start worldproofing your child.

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