A Pennsylvania high school teacher whose barbed blog posts about her students caused a national stir last year, has been fired for "unsatifsactory performance," The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Natalie Munroe, an English teacher at Central Bucks High School East, was fired Tuesday by the Central Bucks school board in a 7-0 vote, the newspaper says.
In a statement, the board president said Munroe had been experiencing "performance difficulties well before her blog became an issue."
In anticipation of the dismissal, Munroe had filed suit against the board last week, claiming it had violated her constitutional right to free speech "by harassing and retaliating against her."
Munroe was suspended in February 2011 -- and later reinstated --after her blog posts, which referred to some students as "dunderheads" or "ratlike," became widely circulated.