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Monday, September 26, 2011

Let's be friends again: Mo. legislature moves to strike 'Facebook law'

The Missouri legislature has voted to repeal the so-called "Facebook law," which prohibited teachers from talking privately to students via Facebook and other sites. From David Lieb of the AP:

If the repeal is signed by Gov. Jay Nixon, Missouri's law restricting online communications would instead be replaced with a new requirement for public school districts to develop their own policies on the use of electronic media between employees and students.

Teachers argued the law infringed on their free-speech rights. It'll be interesting to see how rigorously school districts keep watch on this, though. Pretty much every case involving teacher-student sex has some kind of "online component."

Those of you with kids -- how do you feel about this? Are you okay with your children friending their teachers?

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