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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

More Objectionable School Assignments

Here are some more public school classroom assignments that you might want to tell your child not to write. At Lucy Elementary School near Memphis, Tennessee, an assignment required each student to pick an idol and write an essay about him. A ten-year-old girl chose God as her idol, but the teacher found God unacceptable and demanded that the girl write about someone else. The girl then wrote about Michael Jackson, which the teacher accepted. After the girl’s mother objected about this in the local media, the school apologized and gave the girl credit for her original work.

Fourth graders in Gilbert, Arizona, and third graders in Louisiana and were given a lesson on adultery that included specific questions designed to make the child curious about what adultery is and how it affects relationships. A drama teacher at Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek, Arizona, had his students perform a play in which one of the characters falls in love with a goat. The play included sexually explicit content and vulgar sexual terms.

Poolesville High School in Montgomery County, Maryland administered an intrusive survey to students that included personal questions about family, religion, income, political identification, illegal drugs, Obamacare, guns, and same-sex marriage. The question that parents found particularly obnoxious was, “If President Obama were Caucasian how much more or less criticism do you think he would receive?” Fifth-graders in North Bellmore, New York, spent several weeks studying the United Nations. Students received full credit for writing that our human rights come from government (instead of from God, as our Declaration of Independence proclaims).

At Alliance High School in Nebraska, the principle announced on October 7 that, because of the government shutdown, he was shutting down the usual morning recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. After public protest, he reversed that ban.

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