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Regional: Teacher Who Blogged About Students Speaks

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Natalie Munroe

FEASTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A high school English teacher in suburban Philadelphia who was suspended for a profanity-laced blog in which she called her young charges “disengaged, lazy whiners” is driving a sensation by daring to ask: Why are today’s students unmotivated — and what’s wrong with calling them out?

As she fights to keep her job at Central Bucks East High School, 30-year-old Natalie Munroe says she had no interest in becoming any sort of educational icon. The blog has been taken down, but its contents can still be found easily online.

Her comments and her suspension by the middle-class school district have clearly touched a nerve, with scores of online commenters applauding her for taking a tough love approach or excoriating her for verbal abuse. Media attention has rained down, and backers have started a Facebook group.

“My students are out of control,” Munroe, who has taught 10th, 11th and 12th grades, wrote in one post. “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.”

(Read full story from the Associated Press)

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  1. ingrid
    February 16, 2011 at 8:44 PM

    I am on her side

  2. lin
    February 16, 2011 at 10:31 PM

    Well. I am not “on her side” an English teacher usesprofanity is like police brutality. excessive force.As an educator this in and of itself should be grounds for conduct unbecoming of a person while salary us paid by the parents. to treat customers like that is inexcusable. perhaps she can be the example that pushes teachers to problem solve in a straight forward adult way. I think the teacher needs to be as accountable for her words as a nurse or doctor would be. She may gave really scared the one child who thought the comments teachers make are real. Please get that teacher some perhelo in that she feels justified being nasty.very list in her own point of view. and does not sound like someone I would want near my child.

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