This is territory covered in rants around here before, but USA Today offers a national overview of efforts to punish students for material posted on web sites outside of school.

While even the lawyers for the students say that some of the posts are clearly in violation of laws, for the most part “schools are going after students who simply are venting about teachers”.

Of course, no one brings up the possibility of actually teaching kids how to properly communicate on the web.

school, blogging, punishment