A biology worksheet for 9th grade students was sent home with students and it included an unusual question posed about a mother and a mother’s sister. The mother and her sister couldn’t figure out who the father was because they had so many partners. Was it the cable guy, the mailman, the cab driver, the bartender, the guy at the club?
The little tramps, being held up as normal in this worksheet, didn’t know.
There is a perfectly fine explanation if you have no morals at all and simply want to understand blood types and DNA possibilities:
“The goal is that the students are understanding blood types and DNA and possibilities based on the makeup of the two parents,” explained Romeo Schools Superintendent Nancy Campbell.
“But, again, this painted a picture, I think, that was not appropriate,” she added. “My first thought when I saw it was that it certainly been worded better.”
You can see one parent’s note on the worksheet.
The teacher got it from a website but apologized later.
“Teachers use all kinds of different resources that are available to them,” Campbell said. “[This incident] brings in awareness for all of our staff to, you know, be more thoughtful and reflective about the items they use when they put them on a homework assignment.”
Worse yet, only one parent complained!
This took place in Romeo, about 30 miles north of Detroit.
Does anyone know if this was from a common core Internet site? I’d sure like to know. It seems to fit in with values being forwarded by the Core.