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.