Teacher suspended for blogging about her students

Worst Insults the Teacher Made About Her Students

High school English teacher Natalie Munroe has been suspended after writing insulting comments about students, parents and other teachers on her public blog.

In January Munroe wrote a long post describing the comments she wished she could enter on her students' evaluations, noting at the outset that she was "being a renegade" and blogging at work.

Among the 39 barbs she listed:

  • I hear the trash company is hiring.
  • I called out sick a couple of days just to avoid your son.
  • Rude, beligerent [sic], argumentative fuck.
  • Just as bad as his sibling. Don't you know how to raise kids?
  • Asked too many questions and took too long to ask them. The bell means it's time to leave!
  • Nowhere near as good as her sibling. Are you sure they're related?
  • Shy isn't cute in 11th grade; it's annoying. Must learn to advocate for himself instead of having Mommy do it.
  • Am concerned that your kid is going to come in one day and open fire on the school. (Wish I was kidding.)

Munroe concluded: "These comments, I think, would serve me well when filling out the cards. Only, I don't think parents want to hear these truths. Thus, the old addage [sic] ... if you don't have anything nice to say ... say 'cooperative in class.' "

The cache of her (deleted) blog is here. Note the comment where one of her former students shows up and says she was the worst teacher he's ever had!

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5 Responses:

  1. Will Sargent says:

    Judging from the comments, she inspired her students to be as eloquent and driven as possible. Ouch.

  2. Obviously, one should always just say things directly to students, like Mr. Flynn (still) calling them "jag-offs," or me explaining how the "laws of diminishing genetic returns" apply in relation to an older sibling. Without obscenities. And, never in writing. (Except for that list of Top Ten Replies to My Seniors' Complaints that's been on the board for 10 years without any backlash...) Also, having tenure and actually being liked by your students helps makes the biting sarcasm slightly more palatable.

  3. The teacher sounds like an idiot, but I also know for a fact that almost all high school kids are also idiots, so I don't really feel any sympathy for either side of this issue.

  4. Matt says:

    Why, in gods name, do students expect that every teacher must be passionate about them as individuals. Seriously? Their comments are ridiculous. The teacher was an idiot, especially if her students figured out it was her blog, but I feel for her.