Aug 4, 2011

ACLU: Missouri’s Teacher-Student Friending Ban Violates First Ammendment
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Written by : Tom George| 0 | Business

Via Scoop.itinternetbillboards

Hey teachers, you may not have to leave those kids alone, after all. The Missouri branch of the American Civil Liberties Union says that a new law which outlaws student-teacher friendships on social media sites violates the first amendment and plans to fight it.

“We’re very concerned that it violates the first amendment in several ways, by restricting a large amount of protected speech,” said ACLU of Eastern Missouri Legal Director Anthony Rothert.

Late last month, Missouri became the first state to regulate teachers’ social networking conduct when Governor Jay Nixon signed Missouri Senate Bill 54 , which  states that  ”no teacher shall establish, maintain, or use a non work-related internet site which allows exclusive access with a current or former student,” into law.

 

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