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Communications law hinders instead of helps

There should be little restriction on student-teacher communication.  The restrictions are humiliating to students and teachers who are innocent but are being punished because of isolated incidents.  The subject is serious, but it isn’t being addressed fairly.

“It’s a well meaning law, but when you’re trying to legislate from single examples to a broad swath of communications, it just won’t have the effect they want,” teacher Sean Fowler said.

School is the stepping stone towards becoming an adult who can function in the real world.  For students to be successful, schools should teach the current generation to use social media responsibly, instead of restricting it all together.

Missouri State Senator Jane Cunningham states that the “amount of teachers sexually abusing their students in an outrageous number.”  She is correct, but it’s hardly the reason to exploit the rights of teachers and students.

The idea of stopping predators is valid, but the solution is not to act as Big Brother.  Students need protection, but not to be put under a microscope.

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