We're now about two-and-a-half weeks beyond the terrible events at Virginia Tech, and the subject of "deciding when student writing crosses the line," as Joseph Berger's most recent "On Education" column in the New York Times is titled, is still very much with us.
You can read Berger's column here. See also Jim Papa's editorial on "Criminalizing the Creative" from the April 29 edition of Newsday. (Papa is a poet and essayist who teaches creative writing at York College of The City University of New York.)
(For earlier posts on this topic, with links, please begin here.)