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Wednesday
Feb162011

Pennsylvania Teacher Suspended for Blogging about Students

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(CENTRAL BUCKS, Pa.) -- A controversy is brewing in Pennsylvania over what a teacher wrote on her personal blog.

Natalie Munroe, an English teacher, has been suspended over critical comments she wrote about her students.  She makes no excuses for blogging about her students saying "I don't think I did anything wrong."

In one posting she called them "out of control" "rude, lazy, disengaged whiners."  In another, she created a list of comments teachers could use on report cards to describe students like "rat-like," "dresses like a streetwalker," and "frightfully dim."

The 30-year-old teacher used the name Natalie M and never identified the name of the school in the posts that also lashed out against other teachers and administrators. Once word got out it was her, Munroe was suspended with pay.

The school superintendent says her complaints were "very egregious" and "certainly could result in termination." 

Her blog is being investigated and Munroe says teachers enter the education profession full of life and a desire to change the world only to get the life beat out of them.  Now, with no regrets she says "let the conversation begin." 

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