I recently read an article about Charlotte area teachers being fired and disciplined because of the content on their Facebook pages. The first thing that I thought of was that Facebook allows you to restrict the info that is shown to the public and obviously they didn't use that feature. How stupid. I believe in freedom of speech. It is one of the things that make our country great. But we should realize that with that freedom comes consequences. The teachers in question posted suggestive photos and listed drinking as hobbies. One went so far as to write that she taught ‘chitlins' at the most ghetto school in Charlotte. A special education teacher put that he hated his students.  I would not want my children to be taught by a teacher who felt that way about his or her students. I was appalled. Not so much that they thought those things but that they put it out there for everyone to see. I am sure that there are plenty of people (teachers or otherwise) who feel negatively about their jobs I am sure that if I were an employer I wouldn't hire someone who spoke badly about my company. Is it worse because they are teachers? Maybe, they do deal with impressionable minds of children. I think we should be careful when choosing the people who will help mold our future.

 You can read the article here:

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/597/story/319902.html

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Preci...
Jan. 6, 2009 at 12:51 AM

That article breaks my heart, especially because my daughter is in a Special Ed class.  And you're right, they could have made it private but in a way I am glad their true feelings showed.  I have both facebook and myspace but they are private. 

In my past social network websites that I was a member of; you learn to be careful of what you put out there in the internet.  I have had people I pissed off, hack into my account, and/or steal my pics and create new accounts with a similiar profile name and act as me.

 

 

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