Families & the Community

Teacher Suspended for Blogging About Students

By Caroline Cournoyer — February 10, 2011 1 min read

Attention all teachers with blogs: Be careful with your words. A high school English teacher in Pennsylvania has been suspended for writing what she really thinks about her students on a personal blog, according to CBSPHILLY.

More than a year ago, Natalie Munroe of the Central Bucks School District in Pennsylvania expressed her frustrations with her students on her blog, using phrases like “seems smarter than she actually is,” “I hate your kid,” and “am concerned your kid is going to open fire on the school.” It’s unclear whether Munroe specified which students she was referring to, and the blog has since been shut down, reports CBSPHILLY.

It was a parent who discovered the blog and brought it to the district’s attention, and parents—and students—are condemning the teacher’s actions.

“Why would you be with children if you are feeling that negative about everything they do?” parent Kelly Woloshyn asked.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.