Missouri Overturning That Ridiculous Law Banning Student-Teacher Facebook Friendships

Yeah, that didn't take too long. After seeing how stupid it would be to issue a wholesale ban of internet communication between teachers and their students—free speech shenanigans—a judge and the Missouri House reversed the law, putting a more reasonable bill in its place.

The new bill, which will require school districts to implement their own communication policies by March 1st, 2012, follows a recent suit filed by the Missouri State Teachers Association that called the law out on being over-cautious and altogether absurd. Not long afterward, a judge issued a temporary block of the law, effectively forcing the state to go back to the drawing board.

Now the new bill just needs Governor Jay Nixon's signature to pass into law. This is good news for teachers everywhere. [Ars Technica]

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