Thursday, February 17, 2011
IS THIS FAIR?
Have you read about the teacher in Pennsylvania that has been suspended because of her blog?
Natalie Munroe, a high school teacher in Pennsylvania vented on her blog about her school and students. She does lash out at them, saying, "They are rude, disengaged, lazy whiners. They curse, discuss drugs, talk back, argue for grades, complain about everything, fancy themselves entitled to whatever they desire, and are just generally annoying," but never once did not use her full name or identify her students or school in the blog. According to the article, She also listed some comments she wished she could post on student evaluations, including: "I hear the trash company is hiring"; "I called out sick a couple of days just to avoid your son"; and "Just as bad as his sibling. Don't you know how to raise kids?"
One of her former students, who is in college now said, "It's a teacher's job, however, to give students the motivation to learn." I'm sorry, but by 12th grade if you are not "motivated to learn," there is not much I can say to change that.
Her lawyer said, "She did it as carefully as she could," he said about her blog. "It's so general that it applies to the problems in school districts and schools across the country." This I totally agree with.
As far as I am concerned, as long as I don't name names or give out personal information, I should have the same rights to FREEDOM OF SPEECH as anyone else.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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