This is not surprising. Nor will this be the last time something like this happens.
From NY Post: Omar Austin had to do a double take when he spotted a sexually explicit question on his teenage daughter’s homework assignment this week.
“This needs to be seen. [What the hell] is going on in our schools???” the Florida father asked as he read the question aloud in a video posted to Facebook on Wednesday.
The mulitiple choice question reportedly read, “Ursula was devastated when her boyfriend broke up with her after having sex. To get revenge, she had sex with his best friend the next day. Ursula had a beautiful baby girl nine months later. Ursula has type O blood, her ex-boyfriend has AB blood and his best friend is type A blood. If her baby daddy is her ex-boyfriend what could the possible blood type(s) of her baby NOT be.”
As of Friday evening, the video has been viewed more than 500 times and sparked a handful of comments from concerned residents.
“Someone actually gets paid to make the test. I’m assuming someone checks the wording of the question? What happened to common sense!” one Facebook user wrote.
“Wow… just wow!” another exclaimed.
Austin told First Coast News in Florida he immediately contacted the principal at Westside High School in Jacksonville to flag the inappropriate question that was on his eleventh-grade daughter’s practice test for her upcoming anatomy exam.
“This was a district-generated worksheet that her teacher just printed offline and it was given to the students,” Austin explained to the local news station. “I want it to be acknowledged. I want it to be reviewed. And I want it to be changed.”
Duval County Public Schools said in a statement obtained by First Coast News that it agreed the question was “highly inappropriate” and confirmed it was not part of a district assessment.
“Immediately upon being made aware of this matter, school and district leaders began conducting a review of the situation. Appropriate and corrective action will be taken,” the district stated. “We encourage parents to contact their school leaders directly if they ever have any concerns about their child’s school and instructional experience so that we can immediately work to problem-solve.”
Austin called the “biased” question “sad and a disgrace to our educational system.” He said he hopes the school will be more careful in the future and thoroughly read every assignment they pass out to high schoolers. “I think that we can do better,” he added.
The school district said they don’t believe the inappropriate worksheet was passed out to any other schools but they are still investigating.
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