Adjunct teacher behind viral Facebook post quits after being counselled by school, but stands by her post

In the public Facebook post which chalked up more than 1,000 shares in a week, she lashed out at parents who did not read to their children.
In the public Facebook post which chalked up more than 1,000 shares in a week, she lashed out at parents who did not read to their children.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Educators should be mindful of their behaviour on social media platforms, said the Ministry of Education (MOE), which confirmed that a teacher behind a viral Facebook post has left her job after being counselled by her school.

"MOE has a code of professional conduct that all educators, including flexi-adjunct teachers, are expected to adhere to. Educators should conduct themselves in a proper manner which upholds the honour and integrity of the teaching profession," Mr Thomas Wong, the MOE's divisional director of HR Solutions and Capabilities, said on Sunday (Jan 27) in response to queries from The Straits Times.

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