"The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves." -- John Adams

"No money shall be drawn from the treasury, for the benefit of any religious or theological institution." -- Indiana Constitution Article 1, Section 6.

"...no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish enlarge, or affect their civil capacities." – Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Teachers! THINK Before You Vent

More and more teachers are speaking out on public education issues. Jersey Jazzman has this warning/reminder:
Teachers: Your Work Email Is a Public Record

Teachers, I thank you for reading this blog. And I am always happy to hear from you. But remember:

Emails from your work email account are public records. Which is why I don't respond to emails sent from school district addresses.

And any email traffic over a district network can be monitored - even if it is your private email account.

Just saying...
Comment #1 reminds teachers that you are still subject to open records laws if you use corporation equipment, even if you're using your own, personal, web-based email -- or other -- accounts.

More information about a similar topic is the question of using social media and discussing your work. Listen to NPR's Talk of the Nation from February 19.

Social Media And Work: Is It Ever OK To Complain Online?

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Stop the Testing Insanity!


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