A state lawmaker is proposing legislation that would bar schools from punishing students for their electronic insults, even if they write them on class computers during school hours.
It's that last clause that's a show-stopper for me. Can students be sanctioned for verbal disrespect to a teacher, but be allowed to type the same disrespect--on school equipment--and get off scot free?
The lawmaker who's proposing this law is an idiot.
To me the situation is extremely clear--what kids say and do outside of school is their own business and, with very few exceptions, cannot be dealt with by school authority. What they say and do at school can be regulated by school authority.
Is that such an unreasonable position?