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Is a Teacher's Behavior In Their Downtime Any of Our Business?

Raunchy Math Teacher Shows Her Students What Not to Do on Twitter

Posted by Janelle Harris


Carly McKinney
So moms (and a handful of dads), did you hear about Carly McKinney? Ms. McKinney to some of her students at Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado, “Ms. McCutie” to the cleverly flirtatious guys there? Don’t know her by face? Maybe you’ll recognize her by her booty. It is Twitter famous, after all.

The 23-year-old math teacher is on paid administrative leave after she posted pics of herself twerking—which is basically acrobatic rump shaking if you’re not familiar—on social media. Now that would be tacky for any woman because, you know, we’ve all heard the warnings about sexting naked pics and posting salacious body shots online, lest they end up who-knows-where. Worst case scenario in the hands of some grimy perv, a vindictive blackmailer… or your boss.


Which brings me back to Carly McKinney. Some more of her work:
Not to mention her openly bragging about being high and getting crunk.

Once upon a time, maybe a generation or so ago, students made great sport of creating elaborate stories about their teachers’ personal lives. Rumors were born in snippets of juicy gossip whispered across the aisles and aside from maybe a random siting of a spouse or the manufactured romance between two single folks spotted coming out of the teachers’ lounge together, no one really knew what was going on with them.

Then Twitter was born and now topless math teachers are doing stripper dances in their panties. I imagine it’s kinda hard to focus on algebraic equations when you know what the instructor looks like half-naked. (Thank God I got out of high school before the social media craze. Mr. Trimmer shirtless? No. thanks. I was having a hard enough time passing calculus as it was.)

McKinney’s original Twitter page, @Crunk_Bear, has been taken down and a dummy page is in its place which, according to one tweet, picked up 4,000 followers in a day. But more than 18,000 followers total is a testament to the power of the emerging #FreeCrunkBear movement that’s building in her honor. And what a pitiful movement that is. Then again, it is being led by teenagers who see nothing wrong with what she did. They relate to her on a personal level, one student said. Understandable, since that’s something that a 16 or 17-year-old would probably do.

Look, it takes a certain level of maturity to be a teacher, because you are in a fact an authority figure and maybe even a role model. And if you’re behaving on the same level as the kids you’re charged with educating and it becomes hard to tell the students from the teachers, then maybe being an educator just ain’t your thing. Maybe she has a little growing up to do first.

Is a teacher’s behavior in their downtime any of our business?

by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Replies (11-19):
littlelamb303
by Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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I am a teacher and you still need to maintain your professionalism outside of the classroom.  Those photos are tacky. She seems to have the same mentality as her students and that is not a good thing.

anneliesemommy2
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 4:10 PM


 Does what she do in her off time seriously harm her students? NO... She is a very pretty young woman and young men would fantasize about her regardless. I doubt the moms are reading it in the privacy of their bedroom. If I lost my job because of the fact some student or some nosey jealous mother who could not get over her fear of aging found my instagram photos where I was doing body shots with friends in college or while on vacation omg tanned topless. 

Quoting Bertieb: 

It's not a skeleton or secret though when it's posted for her students to find and see. I think teachers deserve a private life, but just that "private". You don't post photos in this day and age without knowing they will spread and everybody will see them. That is usually the whole point of fb, instagram, twitter photos, and cell phone photos. A mom reading a novel in the privacy of her bedroom is her business, not the same thing at all.


Quoting anneliesemommy2:

No I think she was not harming anyone and we all have skeletons and secrets.. Teachers are nothing more than human beings and I am tired of people being on a damn high horse about.. How about we start taking kids away from moms who read 50 shades of grey.. it is nothing more than erotica and poorly written at that. That shows poor choices on the moms behalf jfs 





DebW629
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Yes their personal life is their own business.  But when they choose to post it on public forum perhaps they should consider making their pages private. 

atlmom2
by Susie on Feb. 4, 2013 at 6:13 PM
This. Teachers should know better.


Quoting Bertieb:

It's not a skeleton or secret though when it's posted for her students to find and see. I think teachers deserve a private life, but just that "private". You don't post photos in this day and age without knowing they will spread and everybody will see them. That is usually the whole point of fb, instagram, twitter photos, and cell phone photos. A mom reading a novel in the privacy of her bedroom is her business, not the same thing at all.



Quoting anneliesemommy2:

No I think she was not harming anyone and we all have skeletons and secrets.. Teachers are nothing more than human beings and I am tired of people being on a damn high horse about.. How about we start taking kids away from moms who read 50 shades of grey.. it is nothing more than erotica and poorly written at that. That shows poor choices on the moms behalf jfs 





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drfink
by Emily on Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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 having read the link she crossed the line by talking about being high while grading papers and having pot in her car during a bust of students in the building.Bragging about breaking the law ,posting the pics under her name is not keeping her activities private.Keep it off public sites then no worries.

WandaSue
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:12 PM

 i agree with both of you :)

Quoting SuperLooneyMom:

Agreed. But stuff like that should be private. With all of the nonsense over sexual orientation and politics this should stay private as well. No one needs to know that crap. I do t care what instructors do in their private life. Just don't share it with no disclosure. Gross.


Quoting tyfry7496:

Sorry, their life their business. As long as she's not bringing it into the classroom it's her life. As long as she's not breaking an employment contract either.

 

GleekingOut
by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:38 PM

When it comes to the internet yes it is our business if our kids teachers are posting wrong (and illegal) things that our children can/are reading. But when it comes to thinks like our teacher's sexuality, who their partners are - Nope none of our concern at all.

mamabear0791
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:17 AM

My classroom management teacher would say if it affects the classroom, don't do it, whether it is in the school, or out. In this case, especially, I agree.

zacmacsmomm
by Bronze Member on Feb. 6, 2013 at 7:53 AM

She was also bragged about having weed in her car in a school parking lot.  I believe certain aspects of our lives are private yes, but she didn't keep it private

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