Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Teacher writes "Lazy, Whiners" blog about students.


FEASTERVILLE, Pa. – A high school English teacher in suburban Philadelphia who was suspended for a profanity-laced blog in which she called her young charges "disengaged, lazy whiners" is driving a sensation by daring to ask: Why are today's students unmotivated — and what's wrong with calling them out?
As she fights to keep her job at Central Bucks East High School, 30-year-old Natalie Munroe says she had no interest in becoming any sort of educational icon. The blog has been taken down, but its contents can still be found easily online.
Her comments and her suspension by the middle-class school district have clearly touched a nerve, with scores of online commenters applauding her for taking a tough love approach or excoriating her for verbal abuse. Media attention has rained down, and backers have started a Facebook group.
"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."
She also listed some comments she wished she could post on student evaluations, including: "I hear the trash company is hiring"; "I called out sick a couple of days just to avoid your son"; and "Just as bad as his sibling. Don't you know how to raise kids?"

17 comments:

  1. haha saw this on the news before

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  2. Omg, but I do have to agree with the teacher, kids nowdays.

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  3. I hope she keeps her job. Kids these days are lazy. lol

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  4. Kids today have no respect. The parents are part of the blame, but the teacher should also know how to command a classroom, not whine about it. But it doesn't matter, we still need failures to be garbage men anyways.

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  5. i dont think she should get in shit for something like this.

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  6. hah i heard about this before, i think shes right

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  7. Kids now a days are out of control with the crap they pull being disrespectful and crap. Plus she has her right to free speech so i tell her fire away, the parents of these brat kids need to know their sons and daughters are douchebags and not perfect.

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  8. Yeah to be fair, kids get away with so much crap.

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  9. Haha, I find that funny, since my mother is a teacher and has the same sort of stories at the dinner table.

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  10. I wish I had gotten some of that written on a paper. Maybe it'd be more eye catching than a C or D.

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  11. I agree whole-heartedly with this teacher, kids are just terrible today. Even my generation was bad but its just getting worse.

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  12. hahaha I read about this on yahoo

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  13. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read this in the news. Kids need discipline...

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  14. I don't see anything wrong with her opinion. I remember high school. We were all little assholes to our teachers. xD

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  15. i have to agree with her, students (like me) are whiners!

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