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2014-07-31 12:08:42 PM  
How many times does it need repeating on message boards that free speech is not speech without consequences?
 
2014-07-31 12:17:02 PM  

stpauler: How many times does it need repeating on message boards that free speech is not speech without consequences?


At least once more, it seems.
 
2014-07-31 12:45:00 PM  
Insulting your students on a blog that becomes widely known is not really any different than insulting them in public
 
2014-07-31 12:45:26 PM  
If you call your customers "entirely loathesome" in a public setting - you will soon find yourself without customers.

/didn't realize this would be a hard concept to grasp
 
2014-07-31 12:46:16 PM  
Dude... blogging about your workplace, no matter where you work.. is stupid.

And this person was teaching our kids.... lmao.

For example, if I started blogging and ripping my bosses where I work.. I might as will get ready for a career change... and hope that someone doesn't do internet searches to see that I blogged about my workplace before.
 
2014-07-31 12:47:16 PM  
Teacher who demonstrated in her blog that she disliked the kids she was educating.  Sounds like there might be some truth to the District's defense of poor performance.  Most teachers who do really well tend to like the kids they're working with or at least have enough sense to pretend to and drink away the hate.
 
2014-07-31 12:52:16 PM  
She's an ENGLISH teacher, and she can't even spell "Monroe" correctly!
 
2014-07-31 12:53:45 PM  
Buying congressmen: sacred constitutional right

Saying what you think about the kids you teach: totes unacceptable

Not that I'm necessarily defending her, I think it's a very gray line.  But the line on buying congressmen isn't gray at all, it's, jump on into the money pool, the money's fine.

Comments here seem to be entirely, "of course you can't complain about your job," with the implied meaning that employers hold all the power and you hold none.  I'm not saying this isn't true, but I wish it wasn't simply accepted as the natural order of things.
 
2014-07-31 01:18:22 PM  
The employer really has no choice but to let someone like this go, unless they had some kind of social media policy that allowed employees to do their own thing. They could do that if they want. Schools create all kinds of bullshiat policies when ever they feel like. But, without one to wave in the face of some parent who gets bent out of shape over anonymous blog posts, they risk being sued.

And really, why do this? You could use an anonymous handle on Twitter or get a tumblr or something and rant all you want as long as you hide who you are. A teacher pissing and moaning about the state of his or her students is like shooting fish in a barrel. Who even would want to read crap like that?
 
2014-07-31 01:21:25 PM  

WhackingDay: rant all you want as long as you hide who you are


This teacher did this in a half assed fashion. She used a nom de plume, but her real picture.
 
2014-07-31 02:06:43 PM  

Kibbler: Buying congressmen: sacred constitutional right

Saying what you think about the kids you teach: totes unacceptable

Not that I'm necessarily defending her, I think it's a very gray line.  But the line on buying congressmen isn't gray at all, it's, jump on into the money pool, the money's fine.

Comments here seem to be entirely, "of course you can't complain about your job," with the implied meaning that employers hold all the power and you hold none.  I'm not saying this isn't true, but I wish it wasn't simply accepted as the natural order of things.


I don't disagree, but cases like this are more than the employer/employee factor.  At some point, the principle is broader:  If you talk shiat about someone behind their back, you'd best be damn sure they don't find out.  If they overhear it, there will be consequences.  If you were insulting a personal friend, you'd likely lose that friend, and maybe get an ass-kicking, so it isn't that shocking that you'd lose your job for shiat-talking a proessional relationship.  If you're using the internet and blogging it, you're basically using a megaphone to talk behind someone's back.
 
2014-07-31 02:43:36 PM  

ArkAngel: Insulting your students on a blog that becomes widely known is not really any different than insulting them in public


Oh I'd say it's exactly the same thing.
 
2014-07-31 03:13:39 PM  

Kibbler: Buying congressmen: sacred constitutional right

Saying what you think about the kids you teach: totes unacceptable

Not that I'm necessarily defending her, I think it's a very gray line.  But the line on buying congressmen isn't gray at all, it's, jump on into the money pool, the money's fine.

Comments here seem to be entirely, "of course you can't complain about your job," with the implied meaning that employers hold all the power and you hold none.  I'm not saying this isn't true, but I wish it wasn't simply accepted as the natural order of things.


Public school teacher is employed by the State, hence the 1st amendment concerns. Private employer? Not a chance you have a job after them finding the blog.

/Anyone want some peanuts?
 
2014-07-31 04:06:35 PM  
I think the most important question here has gone unanswered... but what did it taste like?
 
2014-07-31 06:41:22 PM  

WhackingDay: And really, why do this? You could use an anonymous handle on Twitter or get a tumblr or something and rant all you want as long as you hide who you are. A teacher pissing and moaning about the state of his or her students is like shooting fish in a barrel. Who even would want to read crap like that?


This. If that teacher who wrote that funny as hell "Tard Blog" about the disabled kids she taught would of said where she worked she would of got fired instantly. Instead she kept it completely anonymous.
 
2014-08-01 04:51:05 AM  
Yep - the jurisprudence about things that disrupt schools is pretty rock-solid.
 
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