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Online Posts Put PA Teacher’s Job On the Line

“There’s no other way to say this, I hate your kid.”

~ Natalie Munroe

Natalie Munroe

Natalie Munroe's blog posts put her job on the line.

A Doylestown, PA high school teacher isn’t backing down from blog posts venting frustrations with students at Central Bucks East High School.

The high school English honors teacher said the posts were meant to stay private between friends and family.

After a student posted a link to Munroe’s personal blog on Facebook, parents, students and administrators became outraged.

Now, Munroe’s postings online have put her job at Central Bucks on the line. She was temporarily suspended from her job and district officials say she may be dismissed.

Natalie Munroe’s posts are “very egregious,” said Central Bucks Superintendent Robert Laws. He said the blog “certainly could result in termination.”

Attorney Steve Rovner says the school has no basis for firing her.

Many are wondering what led the veteran educator to ignore her own warnings to students to be careful what they post online.

Posts by Natalie Munroe that particularly upset Central Bucks students and parents included:

  • “I hear the trash company is hiring.”
  • “I called out sick a couple of days just to avoid your son.”
  • “Rude, beligerent [sic], argumentative f**k.”
  • “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.”
  • “Too smart for her own good and refuses to play the school ‘game’ such that she’ll never live up to her true potential here.”
  • “Am concerned that your kid is going to come in one day and open fire on the school. (Wish I was kidding.)”

While local officials sort out if Natalie Munroe’s right to free speech protects her blog posts, her “Bloggate” story is making national headlines.

On Saturday, Natalie Munroe posted, “Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket,” describing what happened when she arrived at school Wednesday.

“Within the hour, I was in a meeting with the principal who had a pile of my blogs printed out and sitting before him. Within the next 15 minutes, I was gathering my bags from my office and being escorted from the building,” she wrote.

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5 Responses

  1. I know she took this a little to far but kids have lost the sight of being tough. Everyone and I know you want a voice for the world today like everyone says. She voiced her opinion. Everyone gets mad and is angry and always have someone to hate and want to say things. She should of not gone this far. Look what you went through as a kid and made you better today?

  2. Parents trusted her to care for their kids while they were in school. As a teacher, I can say that she failed. You can’t say horrible things about specific kids and then turn around and teach them as if nothing happened. The kids, and I guarantee this, were able to sense how she felt about them. She was stupid and should be terminated for breaking the trust we have with our parents.

  3. If its her personal opinion and she has expressed it in a correct manner then there shouldnt be any issues for her.

  4. She just said what most teachers think EVERY year about a few of their students….Some kids are JUST scary period…Got to always watch what you say….ESP if you are a teacher..

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