When I was reading through the news when I got up this morning, this is an article I saw and it really left me wondering.
I keep thinking “well, on the other hand” and “if it were my child” or “it’s my blog.” According to this Yahoo article, it was a blog she started for her friends and family in August of 09. Kind of like our blog here. We all talk about things that irritate us about our quirks and our jobs and just stuff. Should we be allowed to do this?
Or do you feel a teacher should have to keep quiet? Kind of like a doctor or a lawyer or the clergy. She didn’t mention any names or the school where she worked but if it was a friends and family blog, she wouldn’t need to. They’d all know already.
I’ve looked around. People are either for her or NOT for her. Some say it’s about time parents quit being their kids friends and take parenting back 20 years to the time kids had to behave and if they didn’t they had to answer to someone. I’ll risk saying this but today so many young parents care so much what other people say and *gasp* they don’t want their kids mad at them so they’re kind of left to do what they want. I’ll be the first to say if my boys got in trouble at school, there was HUGE trouble when they got home.
Then on the other hand I think this teacher was a high school teacher and not teaching young children. When most kids are in high school, most of them are close to adulthood already. I think in my mind, that makes a difference to me and she didn’t single any one kid out. It was more like a blanket statement about what most of them are like and how they talk and how they behave.
So, what’s your take on this? Do you think this teacher should be fired? I’m tending to say no only because she didn’t mention names and I know from us blogging, we talk about stuff like this. Things that irritate and grate on our nerves.
So, what side are you on?