Just days after a Georgia school district was blasted for a homework assignment on designing the mascot for the Nazi Party, another is taking heat for a ‘sexual identity’ assignment.
Both assignments were for sixth graders, but the most recent was in DeKalb County at Lithonia Middle School.
Fox5 News Atlanta reports that a health teacher at the middle schools assigned a 10-question quiz with sexual identity terms. The quiz asked students to use the appropriate label for different identities, such as ‘a woman who is attracted to a woman.’
Parents have questioned what the assignment ‘has to do with life,’ if the students are old enough for the lesson, and whether it is part of the approved curriculum. The biggest issue, for some parents, is that they were previously told the subject matter would not be taught.
Parents are able to opt their children out of the health class by signing a form, which some have already done in DeKalb County.
The DeKalb County School district has not commented as to whether or not the lesson is part of the approved curriculum, but did tell Fox5 that “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.”