“My students,” one teacher wrote in her personal blog, “are out of control. They are rude, disengaged, lazy whiners.”
Well, perhaps maybe not lazy, since they roused themselves from their stupor long enough to whine to the school administration:
[Natalie] Munroe’s blog especially her posting wishing she could leave report card comments that more accurately reflected her negative opinions of students circulated this week among students at the Doylestown [PA] high school.
Administrators suspended her Wednesday, and they continue to investigate her writings and whether she used district time or equipment to craft them.
“Whatever influenced her to say what she did is evidence as to why she simply should not teach,” [Jeff] Shoolbraid wrote in an e-mail to the AP. “I just thought it was completely inappropriate. As far as motivated high school students, she’s completely correct. High school kids don’t want to do anything.”
But God forbid you should actually point this out to anyone.
It’s reasonable to assume Munroe is going to lose her job eventually. If so, I hope she reposts the offending articles with full names. This will benefit all of us in blogdom, inasmuch as rude, disengaged, not-necessarily-lazy whiners make up roughly 75 percent of the Comment Trolling Community.