In Wes Fryer’s latest post, he debates what to do about his child’s teacher’s decision to show ten full-length feature films over the course of a semester. Wes raises questions of copyright and fair use, and I highly recommend you head over his way and leave your thoughts on the matter.
The post in question raises another matter in my mind, though, one that I don’t think was part of Wes’s agenda (well, there is the issue of showing ten full-length films in a semester, but I’d need more information to determine if that’s rant-worthy or not). What guidelines does one follow with regard to blogging about one’s child’s school? I’ve blogged about the schools at which I’ve worked and I’ve commented on issues of national relevance, but my kids haven’t yet hit the K-12 stretch of their educations. It hasn’t been an issue in the two and a half years I’ve been blogging, but Dylan starts kindergarten this coming September.
Should that change things?
Much like Wes, I don’t want to be seen as a troublemaking parent, but at the same time, I’d like to think I reserve some right to use this space to comment on what my kids experience, both good and bad. So what’s fair game (if anything) when it comes to blogging about your kids’ educational experiences, and what’s off-limits? What have you decided was just too touchy or hit too close to home to blog about with regards to your child’s school experiences?