A blogsite about Winona schools has gotten so popular -- and so vicious -- that the district has banned accessing it from school computers.
It's sick, I know -- but that's what I want to happen to this site, too.
Not necessarily the ban -- though that would be nice -- and not necessarily personal attacks and tiresome rants I'd have to delete, but lots of disgruntled or merely questioning CPS educators sharing their complaints and concerns and shining a light on what's good and not so good about their schools.
Come on, CPS teachers and admins -- let's hear from you. I know you've got lots to say. This is your chance.
r We all know that there are lots of blogsites out there where individual teachers sound off about their experiences in the classroom -- and of course countless sites where students and others write about their lives.
But until now I hadn't heard about sites where teachers' anonymous postings about their school and district leadership had gotten so popular and so vicious that they district decided it had to ban the site from its computers.
Which brings me to my question: What's it gonna take for CPS teachers and admins to realize that they can come here, complain to their hearts' content as anonymously as they want, and -- it's my greatest dream -- do so to the extent that CPS bans using the site from school.
This is what's happened in Winona, where teachers' blog postings (most of them anonymous) got so intense that administrators banned the site from their computers. The newspaper article about it is posted below. The site: http://winonablog.typepad.com/
Some carry vitriol against Dist. 861 into blogoshpere
by Cynthya Porter