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Here's a primer on what's illegal in Missouri (some cities): owning a PVC pipe, having oral sex, minors buying lighters, minors buying cap pistols and now student-teacher Facebook friendships. Seriously, that's banned.
Missouri State Bill 54, which was just signed by Governor Jay Nixon and goes into effect August 28th, says:
"Teachers cannot establish, maintain, or use a work-related website unless it is available to school administrators and the child's legal custodian, physical custodian, or legal guardian. Teachers also cannot have a non work-related website that allows exclusive access with a current or former student."
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
How absolutely ridiculous. This law makes the presumption that ALL teachers are sexual predators and punishes them all for that presumption. I expect that it will be overturned on first amendment grounds rather handily (freedom of association is a hell of a thing)
Originally posted by michaelmcclen
Well thats just plain wrong, I like being able to chat with my prof over facebook when Im working on assignements and im completly stumpted and need some words of wisdom.
Originally posted by ForeverDusk
I don't care if it isn't exactly healthy for teachers and students to maintain friendships on social networking websites and what not, this is another example of government legislating morality. What happens when someone decides to violate this law? Will those involved be arrested? Ridiculous. America has a large enough prison population. We need less inmates not more.