Personally this is why I reconsidered teaching. I'd love to teach English...to kids who aren't lazy whiners...but I didn't think I could keep myself from telling some kids that they are idiots...or worse. I don't have enough patience to deal with stupidity...and lets be honest, high schools are full of it...I would not put up with their crap! My favorite English teacher was Mrs. Lechner at QCHS. She was real, she didn't go on and on about flowery language crap and feelings...like Mrs. Savory, who I could not freaking stand!...she encouraged actual discussion, thinking, and told us how exactly how it is. Plus, she admitted to being just as annoyed with freshmen as we were!
What I'm most interested in is who these students are that found her blog and reported it? What did they have to gain by it? I don't think she should have been suspended. Was her "profanity-laced" blog worse then what her own students say at school? Her comments seem to be true and probably what they needed to hear. If people want her to be happy teaching lazy sons-of-whiners then teachers should be paid more! But they aren't! If this is the worst thing she's done, then I don't get what the big deal is. I've seen teachers drunk at Country Thunder, had one show up drunk... slightly tipsy...to chaperon a school dance and this same teacher brought a date who kind of looked hooker...but I'm sure she has a great personality! Teachers are PEOPLE. They live in this world with the rest of us, so she voiced her opinion through words on her blog...she's an English teacher, I would expect no less from her!