School 21 Paterson, NJ Teacher Suspended Over Facebook Comments About Her 1st Grade Students … Described Students as “Future Criminals”
Reading, Writing and Future Criminals … Honestly, some times the education that is provided to children today, especially in inner cities is criminal.
A teacher, who’s name has been withheld, has been suspended with pay for the comments that she posted on her FACEBOOK page of her first grade School 21 in Paterson, NJ students describing them as “future criminals”. Parents who saw the post asked to have their children removed from the teacher’s class. The teacher had also stated that she feels like a warden. I would suspect many teachers probably have the same hidden feeling.
Superintendent Donnie Evans confirmed the suspension on Friday and said the district was investigating. He declined further comment because it was a personnel matter.
Board of Education President Theodore Best told the newspaper that the teacher was suspended “because the incident created serious problems at the school that impeded the functioning of the building.”
He added: “You can’t simply fire someone for what they have on a Facebook page, but if that spills over and affects the classroom, then you can take action.”
What is up lately with teachers and Facebook, have they just snapped and need an outlet? Just recently there was a controversy at a high school near Philadelphia, PA where an English teacher was suspended for a profanity laced blog in which she called her young charges ‘disengaged, lazy whiners.
“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.”
And in another post, Munroe — who is more than eight months pregnant — quotes from the musical “Bye Bye Birdie”: “Kids! They are disobedient, disrespectful oafs. Noisy, crazy, sloppy, lazy LOAFERS.”
Then as Ann Althouse posted, there was the teacher in Chicago that really crossed the line and actually posted a picture of an individual child.
Posted April 2, 2011 by Scared Monkeys
Bizarre, Child Welfare, Education, Facebook, WTF | 3 comments
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Teaching in todays public schools takes a lot of guts and a strong stomach.
The behavior slugs are in charge of the classroom and the teachers spend sixty per cent of their class time trying to maintain order. Is it any wonder that we graduate students barely able to read their unearned diploma?
This is a sad comentary on the twenty per cent who are responsible for this situation. It is too bad that there is almost zero chance of correcting it in the present system.
teachers can only do so much, it is the parents that have sole responsibility for their own children. unfortunately, a lot of kids feel safer in school than their own homes.
the only way this behavior can be changed is to get the government out of our personal lives. also, welfare reform. we have to quit rewarding bad behavior.
that is wrong. and i use to have her for my 5th grade teacher then she went to 1st grade