Despite the controversy, the daughter got the answers right.
A Georgia mother was not happy with her sixth-grader’s quiz this week. No, it wasn’t her marks it was the subject matter.
Octavia Parks was confused as to why her 12-year-old daughter’s school, Lithonia Middle School would issue a test that contained questions about gender identities and sexual preferences
“Why are they teaching that in school?” Parks asked FOX 5 Atlanta. “What does that have to do with life?”
The alleged quiz was in stark contrast to what the health teacher told her would be taught in class. Parks said she feels her daughter is too young to learn about these terms and what they mean.
“We’re talking about a sixth grader who still watches Nickelodeon,” the mother said. “I’m not ready to explain what these words are nor what they mean.”
The mother of a former student said she agrees with Parks and the vocabulary quiz is not appropriate. She says it wasn’t used when her daughter attended that school
Parks says her daughter will not be going back to that instructor’s classroom.
“I will be removing her from that class, and I’m also going to take it to the board of education to see what they have to say about it, as well,” Parks said.
DeKalb County School District says they are looking into the matter.
“DCSD has been made aware of this alleged event, and is working to verify its authenticity. We will investigate this event and take action, as appropriate, once that investigation is completed,” a spokesman for the district said to FOX 5.