In a legislative update sent out Friday, MNEA took a veiled shot at its rival:
In addition to the subjects named in the call, the Governor agreed to
Missouri NEA’s request and announced on August 26 that he would issue
a message to expand the call, once the session begins, to also address
the concerns created by section 162.069 as contained in SB 54 (Jane
Cunningham), a bill passed in the 2011 Regular Session and signed into
law by the Governor. The provision creates confusion regarding a
teacher’s ability to communicate that needs to be addressed
Missouri NEA is in discussions with legislators and the Governor’s
office concerning who will file a bill or bills addressing this issue.
The real answer is a legislative answer, not a court battle. If the
issue cannot be resolved during a Special Session, the next
opportunity will be when the Regular Session begins in January.
With Gov. Jay Nixon calling for total repeal of the social networking portion of SB 54 and many legislators seeming disinclined to pursue the matter further, it appears that the only chance of resurrecting the Facebook ban is if MNEA continues "negotiating" with Jane Cunningham.