Bucks teacher takes to her blog in self defense

    Natalie Munroe is using as a defense the very tool that got her in trouble. The suspended Central Bucks High School East teacher is using her blog to defend, well, her blog.

    Munroe was suspended last week after the school discovered she’d mentioned her students in a handful of posts.

    In an interview with the Bucks County Courier Times, the 30-year-old defended the comments she made against unnamed students, saying the accountability for education continues to fall on teachers every year, with parents and students not picking up the slack.

    In a blog post written Saturday, Munroe says of the 84 posts she wrote in just over a year, 24 mentioned her role as a teacher — most just in passing comments.

    “There are serious problems with our education system today,” Munroe writes, “with the way that schools and school districts and students and parents take teachers who enter the education field full of life and hope and a desire to change the world and positively impact kids, and beat the life out of them and villainize them and blame them for everything–and those need to be brought to light. If this ‘scandal’ opens the door for that conversation, so be it.”

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