Keep in mind this is about adult students, not children. This has nothing to do with me, but it is something I've thought about. Is it true that over 18 years old adult students cannot go out socially with their teachers? Even in a public restaurant? My one teacher told us she couldn't even go to a personal milestone event for one of her students, because the student was not a graduate. She was afraid she could get fired for doing so. She is going to a gathering for another student this week, but only because that student will not be a student as soon as the degree is put in her hand. I would love to have a lunch date with her and two other teachers, because they inspire me and I would enjoy their company. One thing that really irks me is political correctness, esp. when we are talking about adult students. One of my friends at school is almost 50, so we're not kids. Can an instructor really get fired for going out to eat with their students? It seems hard to believe, so I figure I'd come here and ask. Thank you.