People use their personal blogs to vent about just about anything and everything. From their husbands to their parents to their babies, but one blogger is under fire her her topic of conversation. Pennsylvania teacher Natalie Munroe blogs about her students with a blunt honesty about how she feels about them. Did she cross the line?
Some of her comments about her students on her blog include:
“A complete and utter jerk in all ways,”
“although academically okay your child has no other redeeming qualities,”
“I hear the trash company is hiring,”
“There’s no other way to say this, I hate your kid.”
She also called them “out of control,” and “rude, lazy, disengaged whiners.” Lovely. And she is assigned to teach, inspire and educate our children?!?
Once her blog was discovered, Natalie Munore was suspended with pay, and now there is talk that she could be fired.
She claims she did nothing wrong. “I was writing it not about anyone specific, they were caricatures of students that I’ve had over the years…it was meant tongue and cheek for myself and my friends, it was not for mass consumption…I’m sorry that it was taken out of context but I stand by what I said,” Munroe said.
Do you think she crossed the line? She did her posts under the name Natalie M and assumed that none of the students, parents or the people at her school would see it. But regardless of her intentions, should there be some kind of contract that teachers sign that says they will not blog about their students in a negative way? Something akin to doctor/patient privilege?