Missouri Hedges On ‘Teachers Can’t Friend Students’ Law – Slashdot

Missouri senators took a step Wednesday toward repealing a contentious new law limiting online conversations between teachers and students, but stirred opposition from the governor by still attempting to mandate that schools adopt their own policies about online chats and text messages. The action by the Senate Education Committee comes a couple of weeks after a Missouri judge blocked the new law on teacher-Internet communications from taking effect because of concerns it infringes on free-speech rights.

Source: Missouri Hedges On ‘Teachers Can’t Friend Students’ Law – Slashdot

RE: Missouri Law: Teachers and Students Can’t Be Facebook Friends – TIME


Are teachers so distrusted that we must have laws denying contact between them and students after-hours?

Then why are we willing to let teachers spend multiple hours alone with our children, unsupervised except by the other children?