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.
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