Natalie Munroe, a teacher at Central Bucks East High School in Doylestown, Pa., was fired Tuesday night after a long controversy over the content of her foul-mouthed, tell-all blog, "Where are we going & why are we in this hand basket." In it, the honors English teacher complained of "disengaged, lazy students" and of feckless faculty and administrators (and used plenty of profanity throughout). On Wednesday, she filed suit against the district for violating her right to free speech.
Munroe received national attention in February of last year, when she was suspended because of her blog. She returned to teach for the 2011-2012 academic year—but only due to her contract-stipulated employee rights. Dozens of students asked to be kept out of her classes, according to a press release from the school principal, Abe Lucabaugh, from last August.
"While something may be legally right, it may not be ethically or morally right," Lucabaugh wrote. "There are consequences that occur when a personRead More »from Fired Philly area teacher with controversial blog sues district