A homework assignment that was given to middle school students in Utah has some parents concerned.
From Fox 13:
Students at a Mapleton Junior High School in Utah County were asked to take inventory of the things inside their family medicine cabinet and then turn that list into their health teacher.
Let’s get this straight. A teacher asked children to go nosing through their family’s medicine cabinet – where potentially deadly drugs are kept – and write details down on a chart?
Here’s the chart the students were given to fill in:
Teaching children about drug abuse and safety is one thing.
Asking for a list of the medications a family has in their home is another.
Thankfully, concerned parent Onika Nugent brought attention to the assignment. She posted it in the Facebook group Utahns Fox 13:
In her letter, Nugent said:
“Although it may be a good idea for parents to do an inventory of their medicine cabinet, I believe it is inappropriate for students to counsel their parents, or report to the school what that inventory is. It is a complete invasion of privacy.”
Now, for the big question: Is this a Common Core assignment?
The school district says it was not part of a school-based curriculum. They say the teacher created the assignment and made the form herself. I hope that’s true, and they aren’t just throwing this teacher under the (school) bus.
They are claiming to be surprised too:
Lana Hiskey, a communication specialist for Nebo School District, said they appreciate the parent’s concerns.
“Sometimes we’re blindsided, we don’t know if a teacher is giving something out that they shouldn’t be doing,” Hiskey said. “And so we absolutely want parents to come forward, let us know…. I wouldn’t be comfortable having my own children go through my medicine cabinet.”
While it is comforting to know that Hiskey wouldn’t appreciate homework like this being given to her children, one can’t help but wonder how this assignment slipped through the cracks and into those students’ hands.
I guess we shouldn’t be that surprised, considering that giving homework assignments that defy common sense is becoming, well, common. Schoolchildren are being given assignments about extramarital affairs, “Who’s your baby-daddy” DNA testing, sexual activity, pornographic literature, and an assortment of other questionable subjects.
Whether or not this “drug inventory” assignment is Common Rotten to thCore-related isn’t known right now.
But it sure does reek of the collaboration between control freak globalist Bill Gates and Big Government to “guide and shape human behavior,” doesn’t it? Remember, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was the main source of funding for a massive $100 million national database that housed personal identification about millions of K-12 students ‒ data ranging from name, address, Social Security number, attendance, test scores, homework completion, career goals, learning disabilities, and even hobbies and attitudes about school. Due to widespread outrage over privacy issues, the organization that was slated to run the database, inBloom, closed earlier this year.
Parents, if you aren’t already asking your children what sort of assignments they are being given and looking over their work, it is time to start.Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.