Mo. Senate Passes Changes To Teacher Social Media Ban

Law360, Chicago (September 14, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT) -- The Missouri State Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would repeal controversial language in the state’s so-called "Facebook law" that bars teachers from having private conversations with students on social networking sites.

The state senators agreed in a 33-0 vote to send the bill to the Missouri House of Representatives for consideration, throwing their full weight behind the statute that would change certain provisions of an existing law aimed at protecting students from sexual misconduct, in part by prohibiting teachers from using any website unrelated to work to connect privately with current and former students who are minors and have...

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