Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bite my tongue

I obviously have a lot of opinions about Natalie Munroe's news story.  If you are unfamiliar with it you can . . . watch the story here:  http://abcnews.go.com/US/pennsylvania-teacher-wrote-insulting-blog-posts-students-suspended/story?id=12929001 or read it here:  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=133649091

Instead of sharing my opinions (amazing, I know) I present these questions.

1. If you come home from your job with such negative things to say, why do you want to keep it?
2. If we want to "fix" America's public school system so badly, why do we insist on silencing our teachers?

Answer away.

6 comments:

Mel said...

I believe there are those kind of people that live out there that thrive off of negativity. It makes drama for their lives, I guess. That is maybe why.

Scott and Claudia said...

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. ~Anaïs Nin

Love this quote and agree 100%. Mom

Scott and Claudia said...

In response to your questions:
#1. You answered it!
#2. I believe that teachers MUST be part of the conversation in "fixing" America's schools; however, there is a constructive way to do it and I didn't feel the video segment I watched addressed it in that manner.
Love, Pa

Scott and Claudia said...

My quote was in reference to this young teacher and how she views her students, but it does apply to all of us if it applies to one of us. Love ya Sis-

Liz Szilagyi said...

I understood your quote Ma. And Pa, I think the video segment actually tells us a lot about fixing schools . . . like we obviously aren't recruiting top quality employees.

Scott and Claudia said...

We will never attract top quality teachers until we pay them adequately! And that ain't gonna happen anytime soon, I fear.

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