Cheile, on 11 November 2011 - 02:34 PM, said:
^ i don't really think it's fair to claim you've "been through worse" when you don't know what else her students have done to her. things affect everyone differently. just because it doesn't affect you doesn't mean it can't affect someone else in a different way.
I'll concede to this-BUT ONLY this.
now as i said, if this teacher used school property to make these posts, that's another story. but this comment in the article Tricia shared about "how teachers should conduct themselves online" is b*llsh*t. unless they're on a porn site or talking about doing drugs or spewing racism and/or homophobia--none of your business, school board.
and you're missing one of my points. it's none of an employer's business what an employee says or does in their offtime, UNLESS a) they are breaking the law or b) engaging in immoral behavior, such as your last example of the teacher spewing homophobia. it's long past time employers needed to learn to mind their own f*ck*ng business, whether they see something on facebook or whether they see the person out on the street, and stay out of their employees' private lives.
Once more-you have face the consequences on when and where you speak out and to whom: fair or not.
I'm not budging on this point. To me, IT DOESN'T MATTER if the teacher was in the right. The world isn't fair, and people get f**ked unfairly all the time. That's why you need to be careful on WHERE you vent your frustrations and WHO you are talking to. There are consequences to face, such as losing your job, then losing your house because you can't pay the mortage....and so on and so forth. If you get railroaded due to venting in the improper venue, even if you are in the right-do you have the money and connections to fight for your rights? Lawyers cost money and time. And there are still those mounting bills to deal with. Without the proper connections to help you out, you might have lost before the fight has even started.
Disagree with me all you want on this-but I'm not changing my stance here. If you still disagree, then we have nothing further to say to each other.
ETA: re: special ed kids comment--that would be different if it had stated she was a special ed teacher, which it didn't, so i don't think that is the case here. and yes, my nephew has Asperger's. HOWEVER, his mother, grandparents, and i set boundaries and make clear to him how to behave....which i'm sorry to say, many parents of such children don't even do that. i go to church with a woman who has triplets--the boys are autistic. she does NOTHING to control them....and they're going to be the ones to suffer when they're older.
Well, I'd still like to know what kind of kids these are-and the parental situation. Also-we need to allow for the fact that these news reports might not have all the details we need.
Edited by Vapor Trails, 11 November 2011 - 03:05 PM.