History assignment asks students inappropriate questions – Henry’s Club

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – A Franklin County school teacher is being criticized after parents gave students inappropriate questions to answer in class assignments.

It’s the final week of school here at Franklin County High School, but while some students were working on some of their last assignments, a history lesson caught them in awe. The sound of hand typing on a keyboard used to be heard by Brittany Miller when her 14-year-old daughter comes home from school. Her daughter is usually clicking on her homework, but she heard something out of the ordinary on Monday.

“She started reading some questions from her assignment, and I wasn’t paying too much attention until I was like, wait, what was that question,” Miller said.

“How old were you when you had sex for the first time?” Miller said she read a question from one of the assignments.

Students at Franklin County High School were asked to choose and answer one of over 100 questions.

“I was shocked; I was wondering why a teacher would be asking such questions?” Miller said.

But, what struck him the most was that the questions were an assignment from his daughter’s world history class.

“I was like, what does this have to do with world history?” Miller asked.

That’s when Brittany’s daughter shared more questions from the assignment.

“Can you separate sex from love?” Miller said reading a question.

“I was thinking we’d do history work until the last day of school, not work like that,” Miller said.

Brittany and several other parents began asking for answers. The answer we got from school district director Stanley Bean

“There were about 300 questions the students had to answer about life choices, but they read only 50 of them, and the first 50 were an appropriate type of question,” Bean said.

That world history teacher sent an apology letter to students and parents, but parents like Brittany said it wasn’t enough.

“If these questions were asked to a colleague, it would be sexual harassment, so why is it being passed on to 14-year-olds?” Miller asked.

District leaders told News4 that the teacher had been reprimanded, but parents said they needed to make sure this never happened again.

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