teachers Garner First Amendment Victory

When Missouri teachers come to school today, they can still use Facebook to communicate with their students — for now.

That’s because last Friday, a judge blocked the law, that would have taken effect yesterday, and because Governor Jay Nixon called for it to be repealed during next month’s special session. Teachers have, from the start, contended that the law steps on their first amendment rights. Opponents say it protects students from inappropriate contact with teachers, making teachers have to contact students out in the open. A Cole County judge agreed with teachers on Friday, saying the law would have a quote — “would have a chilling effect” on free speech.