NEW YORK — A New York City teacher who ranted about her students on Facebook should not have been fired.
That's the finding of a state appellate panel, which upheld a lower court ruling that Christine Rubino was entitled to keep her job.
The three-judge panel wrote that while Rubino's comments were inappropriate it was apparent she was venting "her frustration only to her online friends after a difficult day with her own students."
Her lawyer said he was grateful for "a very humane decision."
The city Department of Education said it was reviewing its options regarding her rehiring.
In her comments, the P.S. 203 teacher called her fifth graders "devil's spawn" and said she "hated their guts."