Should teachers be students' friends on Facebook?

12/21/2008 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Some teachers praise the benefits of connecting with students via the social networking site Facebook, while critics question whether teachers should be communicating with students online. Proponents say they are able to send e-mails asking why students aren't in school, catch up with former students and even help those now in college; even still, educators are warned that professional boundaries must be set.

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