Do me a favor. Go research the whole "teacher blogger gets suspended for her blog" thing going on and then let me know what you think.
I personally agree that the education system is majorly screwed up. Why do you think I dropped the idea of being a teacher? I love kids. I can't do teaching.
I agree with her message, and her right to blog. I don't think a company should be able to control what we do outside of work AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT INVOLVE WORK. I don't even feel that bloggers should be completely censored regarding work. I don't mind discussing it sometimes, and sometimes it could be a positive thing for company and employee alike. But I follow rules. I would never blast my company or the people I work with. Not because I don't want to (we all want to at some point, whether we are right or wrong for it), but because I know there are consequences for what we say. ESPECIALLY what we say online. I think we all need a lesson in taking responsibility for what we say. If a parent had overheard her say the things she did in her blog, and thus complain, she would be held accountable. It wouldn't be a nationwide scandal, but she would be held accountable. The difference here is that a LOT of parents "overheard" her comments.
So I'm curious to see what your take on the whole thing is, as bloggers. How do you feel?