Sunday, September 04, 2011

Paterson teacher suspended for derogatory Facebook comments about her students

A teacher in Paterson, NJ was suspended for 120 days without pay and faces a hearing that could result in her firing, after a Facebook posting in which she wrote about her students “I’m a warden of future criminals.”  The post was visible to about 330 Friends but immediately went viral.

Part of the issue was that she was a white teacher perceived as making derogatory comments about minority students.

Paterson (recently in the news over Irene’s floods) is near Newark, which is getting a donation from Facebook founded Mark Zuckerberg.

The North Jersey News has the story by Leslie Brody, here.

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