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A Maryland school employee has been sacked for Tweeting the correct spelling of ‘tomorrow’

21 Jan

A school system employee in Maryland who had a lighthearted quarrel with a student on Twitter over the student’s spelling has been fired. Katie Nash tells The Frederick News-Post that she was fired on Friday afternoon from her $44,000-a-year job. A Frederick County Public Schools spokesman confirmed that Nash had been let go, without providing details.

Nash ran the school district’s Twitter account. On Jan. 5, a student tweeted to the account, asking that schools be closed “tammarow.” Nash responded from the district’s account, “But then how would you learn how to spell ‘tomorrow?’” She says she was told not to tweet anymore after the interaction.  Nash says she understands why she was let go and that she didn’t “want to be a distraction to the school system.”

Source: School employee fired for tweet aimed at student’s spelling

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13 responses to “A Maryland school employee has been sacked for Tweeting the correct spelling of ‘tomorrow’

  1. Dave

    January 21, 2017 at 1:27 am

    I remember when traveling performers did a show at our school (c. 1980), and during the Q&A afterwards, one of my classmates asked, “Like could you like come to our school like more often so we could like get out of class again?”

    Without hesitation the lady said, in front of the whole school, “If you’re still starting sentences with ‘like’, you probably need to spend more time in class.”

     
  2. feeriker

    January 21, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Nash says she understands why she was let go and that she didn’t “want to be a distraction to the school system.”

    And with that, my sympathy for this person just went right out the window. She sounds like a product of the same system she just got fired from. As for how to gainfully employ her from this point on, I’m at a loss. She sounds too stupid to be qualifed for any useful work, which is probably why she was “employed” by the publik skool system to begin with.

    Shut down ALL public schools. Burn them to the ground. Salt the earth where they once stood.

     
    • Will S.

      January 21, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      We should shut them down.

       
  3. Cecil Henry

    January 21, 2017 at 10:37 am

    She ‘understands’ why she was fired??

    The slave loves his chains when he worships the tyrant.

    That’s part of the problem too. You don’t point out the obvious and ‘tamarraw’ and then NOT get the issue. That’s cowardice too.

    But she probably wants another job, so she’s quiet or she’ll get another tenner on her way to the Gulag. Stalin would be proud!!!!

     
    • Will S.

      January 21, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      I suspect she wants to work again in public education, some day. Too bad…

       
  4. infowarrior1

    January 21, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Don’t you think the Prussian school system have proven itself moot. And that classical education is the way to go?

     
    • Will S.

      January 21, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      I don’t believe in public education, myself, though I think parents should decide for themselves what they want for their children; I like either classical education (private), Christian education, or homeschooling. Not sure which I prefer.

       
  5. infowarrior1

    January 22, 2017 at 2:12 am

    I think the lack of age segregation that occurs in homeschooling helps foster maturity in young adults rather than the current public school ystem that retards that mental maturity.

    Why we have currently childish teens rather than proper adults.

     
    • Will S.

      January 22, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Yes, I think that’s a good aspect of homeschooling.

       
    • Will S.

      January 22, 2017 at 8:40 am

      And no doubt the current system retards mental and social development.

       

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