A Frederick County (Maryland) Public Schools employee recently found out just how far some school districts will go to cater to snowflake students — and it’s pretty far.
Katie Nash was hired in November to be the web experience coordinator for the school district.
On Jan. 5, a student tweeted to the Frederick County Public Schools’ Twitter account asking schools to close “tammarow” because of snow in the area.
Nash responded, “But then how would you learn how to spell ‘tomorrow’? :)”
Apparently school administrators did not like her response and fired her the following week, The Frederick News-Post reported.
WHAG reported that most of the community thought the tweet was funny, but not officials with FCPS, who told Nash to delete it.
Here’s a shot of the response before it was deleted.
Michael Doerrer, the director of communications, community engagement and marketing with FCPS, said the school apologized to the student.
Wow. It’s sad that FCPS didn’t see the humor in the remark. It isn’t entirely surprising to see a school overreact this way. This kind of reaction is part of what is wrong with public schools these days. Students are given the special snowflake treatment, which does absolutely nothing to prepare them for the real world.
As for the firing, Nash thought it was a bit harsh.
“As a new employee, I think I sort of would have expected that there would have been some counseling or some suggestions on how to improve,” she told The Post.
“Any social media manager is looking for increasing engagement, and that’s sort of the expected parameter,” she said. “I think a conversation about how we engage with students would have been completely appropriate and I would have welcomed that.”
In the end, she hoped her termination caused more people to interact with the school system.
Perhaps, but the school’s move to terminate her because she corrected a misspelled word only encourages more of the same kind of bizarre behavior.
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