Larry Mantle |

Teachers are fed up




That was clear from our conversation on AirTalk about the blog postings of suburban Philadelphia high school teacher Natalie Munroe.  Students of Munroe found her blog aimed at family and friends, in which she blasted the kids.  Though not naming them, Munroe wrote that her students are “…out of control.  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.”

Though I was planning to talk about the issue of how Munroe’s case plays into employment law, our listeners wanted to weigh in on what they saw as the truth of the teacher’s critique.  Virtually all of them rose to Munroe’s defense, and argued against her being terminated.

Munroe’s attorney says the district has indicated the teacher won’t be allowed back to work after she finishes her upcoming maternity leave.  Right now, she’s on paid leave, mandated by the district.

Regardless of whether she gets her teaching job back or not, she’ll have plenty of opportunity to work.  Her criticism of student indifference and poor behavior has connected with so many Americans, that she’ll probably parlay this into a media gig.