Mean teacher defends blog about ‘rat-like,’ ‘lazy’ students

Laura Donovan Contributor
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The Pennsylvania English teacher that took to her blog to complain about her “disengaged, lazy,” “rat-like” students, makes no apologies for her demeaning, profanity-laced online rants, reports ABC News.

Last week, Natalie Munroe was suspended from Central Bucks East High School after students and parents confronted school officials about Munroe’s public blog, on which she described her students as “whiners” and “out of control.” Munroe’s more shocking posts, one of which calls a student a “Rude, beligerent [sic], argumentative f**k,” led readers to bring the blog to administrators’ attention.

“There’s no other way to say this: I hate your kid,” Munroe wrote in a blog post. Her list of insults continued, as she called one student a “Lazy a**hole” and said another “Dresses like a street walker.” Apparently, she wasn’t an advocate for weird kids, either, having written of a student, “Weirdest kid I’ve ever met.”

Since the story made major headlines last week, bloggers and news outlets everywhere have criticized Munroe’s blog posts, but Munroe maintains that her blog didn’t cross the line.

“I don’t think I did anything wrong,” Munroe told ABC.

Munroe said she never thought someone would find her blog.

“[I]t was up there for over a year, nobody found it,” Munroe told ABC, adding that she blogged under the username “Natalie M” and didn’t identify the school.

Students weren’t Munroe’s sole blog subjects. The 30-year-old teacher also bashed administrators and colleagues. She said the blog was “tongue and cheek” and intended for friends to read.

“I was writing it not about anyone specific, they were caricatures of students that I’ve had over the years…it was meant tongue and cheek for myself and my friends, it was not for mass consumption…I’m sorry that it was taken out of context but I stand by what I said,” Munroe said.

Munroe’s blog has been removed, but Google’s cache temporarily provided the teacher’s blog entries.

Munroe also told ABC that educators enter teaching with energy and a desire to make a difference in the world, but get the life beat out of them.

Though she hasn’t returned to school yet because administrators haven’t decided what to do with her case, Munroe hopes to continue teaching.

“I have no plans for a career change,” Munroe said.

Laura Donovan