I missed the debate this week about Pennsylvania teacher Natalie Munroe, whose frank and often funny blog about teaching and her students gained her national headlines and a job suspension.
“I don’t think I did anything wrong,” Munroe, a teacher at Central Bucks East High School in Doylestown, told the media.
Blogging as “Natalie M” for 18 months and never revealing the name of the school, the 30-year-old expressed many of the frustrations of her colleagues. She didn’t name names, but someone figured out who she was and she was summoned to the principal’s office. (Prior to this happening, her blog had nine followers, including her husband, so Munroe probably had sound reason to believe that she was safe from disclosure.)
Her principal was not happy when she admitted that she had written the blogs and the comments about students being “out of control,” and “rude, lazy, disengaged whiners.” She is suspended with pay while the