In a latest assault on the minds of America’s children, a junior high school in Arizona has come under fire as it assigned kids as young as thirteen math problems which used child sex abuse as part of the question.
The math problems had already sparked controversy in 2017 when a high school in Pennsylvania was forced to apologize for issuing students with the inappropriate material.
Despite this, Jennifer Qualls, an eighth-grade teacher at Mesquite Junior High in Gilbert, Arizona sent her students the same math problems which mention child sex abuse, prostitution and drug dealing.
The assignment was based on Maya Angelou’s anti-racism novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and asked students to fill in the blanks:
“Angelou was sexually abused by her mother’s _______ at age 8, which shaped her career choices and motivation for writing.” Kids could answer “boyfriend”, “brother” or “father”.
Another question asked kids: “Trying to support her son as a single mother, she worked as a pimp, prostitute and _______.”
The options were: “bookie”, “drug dealer” or “night club dancer”.
One of the students was so distressed by the wording of the assignment that she cried in class before informing her horrified mother of the incident.
The mom, who remained anonymous, contacted the school’s principal Daniel Johnson who responded: “Thank you for sharing this situation with me. It will be addressed.”
Speaking to Breitbart News, Dawn Antestenis, a spokeswoman for public schools in the area said the “assignment is not part of the adopted Gilbert Public Schools curriculum or any approved supplemental materials and has not been used since”.
Concerned parents reached out to Republican congress candidate for 4th district in Arizona, Kelly Cooper for support.
“I’m a parent. I have two kids in public charter school,” said Cooper, a business owner and marine veteran.
“There’s no excuse for that kind of homework to be given out in a math class.”
“This teacher should be fired. That’s pretty simple, as far as I’m concerned. I think there needs to be better acknowledgment and recognition within the classroom on what’s actually being handed out, what assignments are being done.”
It comes after a seemingly never-ending series of inappropriate and controversial assignments issued by schools across America, with many seeming to push a highly divisive political and racial narrative or inappropriate sexual references in an apparent attempt to liberate children’s minds.
In 2017, a teacher was fired from a high school in Florida after setting an assignment which asked students provoking questions relating to race including: “how would you feel if you saw a group of black men coming towards you”.
Another high school in Oregon was hit with criticism when it was accused of subtly conditioning students with left-wing ‘white privilege’ propaganda.
Its homework task asked kids: “If a police officer pulls me over, I can be sure I haven’t been singled out because of my race.” And “I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well-assured that I will not be followed or harassed.”
Cooper went on to say: “We need good leaders back in government that will stand up for our children and stand up for America as President Trump did for the previous four years.”