Dallas-area schools open their doors today to tech-savvy students who probably spent their summer texting their friends and updating their Facebook pages, reports the Dallas Morning News—but should that type of direct and somewhat personal communication extend to teachers and students? The concept is unexplored territory for some school districts and is gaining acceptance in others. Some coaches and extracurricular sponsors have been texting students for years with practice updates or cancellations. Others are more hesitant to break the invisible barrier between the classroom and after-school life. The situation has school districts perched on the precipice of a slippery slope:...
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