More and more teachers are speaking out on public education issues. Jersey Jazzman has this warning/reminder:
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.
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.