Former student says blogging teacher makes the school look bad

    Yesterday, reporter Lizz Fiedler talked to a former student of Natalie Munroe, the teacher who found herself in hot water earlier this year for blogging about her Central Bucks East students.

    You can catch the story here, in our NewsWorks Tonight archives, but Lizz also wanted to share some of the interview that didn’t make it into her story:

    Jeffrey Shoolbraid graduated from Central Bucks East in 2009, not long after he was a sophomore in Munroe’s class. He says he didn’t like her, but admits he didn’t like many tough teachers. Shoolbraid says Munroe made the school and the community look bad. He says he’s okay with Munroe going back to the school–he expects the students will her a hard time. “At first I thought it wasn’t a good idea [to send her back to the same school].  But now I think the best thing to do is put her back there and either no one’s going to want her and she’s going to be a teacher that 90 percent of the kids that have her will complain about and that’ll just be more reason to let her go ’cause she’s just not working out…or the kids are going to be so awful that she’s going to quit herself.  I also can see that happening.”

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