Now I'm not getting paranoid on you or anything, but I just came across this very interesting news tidbit. Apparently, a Catholic prep school teacher started her own website called, "Burn and Rot in Hell!" Catchy title (well, not really). The website's sub-line is "I vent, therefore I am." Now that really is catchy, and it signifies precisely what you might think. Her website is dedicated to venting about all sorts of things, from personal kinds of issues, to politics, to school-related items. Hmmm...wait a minute!...that sounds a bit like this blog (though it is different in ways). Nevertheless, I like this lady!!!
But hold on, her school isn't so smitten with the whole idea. They are firing her! Admittedly, she has categories titled "bad teachers" and "bad students," and if they actually name names, I personally do not find that in good taste. But is that kind of website something to get fired over?
Here's the story if you want to read: click me.
Ok, the issue in my mind is: could The Critically Pissed blog land in hot water too? What if names were named in the blog posts? Remember a number of posts ago with the idea of www.ratemystudents.com? What if we started that as a sub-category here? What if we outed out bad profs and horrible students who should have never enrolled in the first place? Are these things that might prompt UWW to force this blog to shut down, or worse, bring punishment on the moderator?
This blog is not hosted on UWW server space, and no UWW email account is associated with the blog. Wouldn't "freedom of speech" or "academic freedom" be enough to kill any attempt at a takedown? Couldn't the Catholic prep school teacher also use that defense? Of course, the Catholic school is a private school, and those institutions seem to be able to do whatever they want to their staff.
Or might I be fooling myself...do I need to start looking behind my back? Is The Critically Pissed gonna burn and rot in hell? I mean, I even invited our Chancellor to be a friend of The Critically Pissed on Facebook. lol