Kevin Murphy of Reuters reports:
In the face of a lawsuit, a Missouri state senator defended on Saturday a new state law that will prohibit teachers from communicating privately with students over the Internet.
A teachers group filed a lawsuit Friday afternoon contending the new lawsuit violates free speech and other rights, but the senator who sponsored it says it does nothing of the kind.
“It doesn’t stop any avenue of communication whatsoever, it only prohibits hidden communication between educators and minors who have not graduated,” said state Senator Jane Cunningham, a St. Louis Republican and key sponsor of the law.
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