by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
Parents of some junior high school students are outraged after a teacher gave their kids an assignment that seriously invaded their privacy, without even notifying them.
According to Fox 13 Salt Lake City, a “health” teacher at Mapleton Junior High in Utah have student a “homework” assignment to raid the family’s medicine cabinets and report back to her with the contents therein.
The assignment was made public by parent Onika Nugent, who posted it to Facebook and sent a note to both the teacher and principal, in which she 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.”
The administration claims they were “blindsided” and that they had “no idea” the assignment was given. Um, ok.
Many parents were concerned that the assignment was part of the national “Common Core” curriculum that is angering parents nationwide, and on which Top Right News has extensively reported.
Did you notice how Fox 13 and the administration said it was not part of the national “Common Core” curriculum that is angering parents nationwide, but a “rogue” teacher doing her own thing?
Don’t bet on it. One of the key tenets of Common Core is iintrusivedata collection — what families eat, what are their parents’ political views, do they own guns — all have been asked of children in Common Core programs across the nation.
What do you think? Do you buy the school’s explanation? How would you react if your kids came home with this assignment?