Suspended US Teacher Who Vilified Students Gets Her Job Back

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A schoolteacher in the United States who was suspended earlier this year after vilifying her students as “lazy whiners” has been given back her job because of the U.S. constitutional right of free speech.

School officials in the small community of Doylestown in Pennsylvania criticized English teacher Natalie Munroe for refusing to apologize for comments she posted on an Internet website. But school officials said that she had a legal right to return to her teaching job.

School administrators said they would honor the requests of students who do not want to be in any of Munroe's classes this coming school year, and that about 60 students have made such requests.

Munroe was suspended from her job in February when school officials learned that she described some of her students as “frightfully dim,” “rude” and “disengaged.” She wrote that they complained “about everything,” often cursed, were “just generally annoying” and felt that they were entitled to whatever they wanted.