By “this”, I mean writing a blog about the daily experiences and commentary about the characters and events in schools. The question stems from a recent news story about a teacher that did just that:
“…Natalie Munroe, a teacher at Central Bucks East High School in Doylestown, Pa., was fired Tuesday night after a long controversy over the content of her foul-mouthed, tell-all blog”
She’s now suing the school district for violations of her right of free speech:
”It's about freedom of speech. It's about having integrity and not compromising the truth”
I’m not gonna guess how this all turns out but I suspect she won’t be working for that district in the future, but that’s not the point.
What would happen to me if the school district took issue with something I wrote about? Would I get fired? Would I get sued?
While I don’t think my blog is anywhere near as controversial as Natalie’s, the district could take exception and do something about it.
Would I get fired? The answer is: no! If they formally “fired” me, I could theoretically file for unemployment benefits which increase the employer insurance contribution.
It’s more likely they’d just quietly remove me from the call list and not say a word.
How do I know? It’s happened before (for a different reason)