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.