There’s a lot of talk today about Natalie Munroe, the Pennsylvania teacher who posted a profanity-filled blog article about her students. According to multiple news outlets, she described them as being “out of control” and “disengaged, lazy whiners.” More details are below.
According to AOL News, Natalie has started blogging again to discuss what her life has turned into due to the blog post.
Now the issue is whether she should be fired for her actions. It’s very interesting to see what the world of Twitter (I refuse to use the term ‘twitterverse’ except for just now) has to say about the issue.
Munroe teaches in Doylestown, Pa., outside Philadelphia. She went on Good Morning America to defend her post.
“I don’t think I did anything wrong,” Munroe told ABC News. When asked if she was concerned anyone would find it, she said, “No, not really, not ever, in fact, it was up there for over a year, nobody found it.”
The 30-year-old used the name “Natalie M” and never identified the name of the school in her posts that also lashed out against other teachers and administrators. But the blog did include a photo of herself and came to the attention of authorities. It has since been taken down.
The school’s superintendent said the comments were “very egregious” and “certainly could result in termination.” The case remains under investigation.
Some of her comments about her students on her blog include:
Should she be fired? Should something else be done? I’m genuinely curious what my PLN thinks about this issue and where they think it will lead. Weigh in down in the comments, on the FB page, or by @ing me @edudemic. Thanks in advance for sharing your opinion.