05 Aug '11, 11am

US teachers protest social media crackdown [Straits Times]

US teachers protest social media crackdown [Straits Times]

As they prepare lesson plans for fall, teachers across Missouri have an extra chore before the new school year begins: purging their Facebook friend lists to comply with a new state law that limits their contact with students on social networks. -- PHOTO: AFP COLUMBIA (United States) - AS THEY prepare lesson plans for fall, teachers across Missouri have an extra chore before the new school year begins: purging their Facebook friend lists to comply with a new state law that limits their contact with students on social networks. The law was proposed after an investigation found that 87 Missouri teachers had lost their licenses between 2001 and 2005 because of sexual misconduct, some of which involved exchanging explicit online messages with students. But many teachers are protesting the new restrictions, complaining the law will hurt their ability to keep in contact with stu...

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