I know we have touched on this topic before but after yet another report of a teacher's personal Twitter account getting her into trouble, I wanted to get more of your input. Here is some of the coverage:
Most employers now offer social media practices as part of their corporate policy... some extending into your personal accounts and "advising" what you can and cannot post online. Obviously in recent media cases, we hear about the negative impact some actions may have on the company, job performance, etc.
Within this case, the students defending this teacher proclaim that everything she posted was legal (photos, marijuana use (in CO), etc.) and as posted on her personal account should not cost her job. (I do see where she tweeted about having "weed" in her car in the staff parking lot. Since CO legalized use, I'm not certain if it is illegal for staff to have in their personal / locked vehicle since it *is* still on school grounds?)
I don't believe anyone will think what she did was a wise move.
My debate question however is with a broader focus: Should employers be able to control your personal social media practices as a term of employment? Should this trump an individuals 1st Amendment rights to share what they wish online?