A sixth-grade teacher shocked parents by handing out a survey asking controversial and suggestive questions. The assignment was called “How comfortable am I?”, and it originated from a book by philosophy professor Robert Amico titled “Exploring White Privilege” that is meant to ease students into discussions on racism and privilege.
Daryl Cox’s students at Fox Chapel Middle School in Spring Hill, FL were supposed to read statements on the survey and respond with how at ease they felt with each scenario, WTSP-TV reported.
Here are some examples of questions asked on the invasive survey:
“A friend invites you to go to a gay bar.
“You go to the gay bar and a person of the same sex invites you to dance.”
“You discover that the cute young man/woman that you are attracted to is actually a woman/man.”
“You discover your teenage brother kissing a male friend.”
“Your two next door neighbors in your hall are lesbian/gay.”
“Your mother ‘comes out’ to you.”
Cox was subsequently fired when the topics were deemed inappropriate for sixth graders — shocking.
One of the students who was given the survey told a local news station the following:
“There were children that were saying this is wrong. ‘Why are we doing this?’ ‘Does this have a reason?’ She was going, ‘Yeah this is kind of wrong … maybe I should take it back.’ Kids were asking if they could share it with their parents. She was like, ‘No. Don’t show your mom. Don’t take that home. I’m taking it back up.’ I thought it was very inappropriate.”
(H/T EAG News)
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