Father enraged after reading sexually explicit question in daughter's homework assignment
A father from Florida is outraged after finding an inappropriate question in his daughter's homework for her anatomy class and is demanding answers from the school.
The question, which was primarily asking about a baby's blood type, dealt with a woman who slept with her former boyfriend and his best friend, using the words "baby daddy" to refer to the child's biological father, reported Fox News.
"This needs to be seen. [What the hell] is going on in our schools???" the father asked as he read the question aloud in a video posted to Facebook on Wednesday.
Omar Austin said that he was taken aback by the question in the assignment. His daughter is in the 11th grade at Westside High School in Jacksonville.
The said question, being about blood types, asks if her baby daddy is her ex-boyfriend, what could the infant's possible blood type not be?
The multiple choice question purportedly read, "Ursula was devastated when her boyfriend broke up with her after having sex. To get revenge, she had sex with his best friend the next day. Ursula had a beautiful baby girl nine months later. Ursula has type O blood, her ex-boyfriend has AB blood and his best friend is type A blood. If her baby daddy is her ex-boyfriend what could the possible blood type(s) of her baby NOT be."
The father opined that questions such as these should be left for soap operas and reality TV, where viewer discretion is formally advised.
"The words 'baby daddy' and 'baby mama' being used, that's foresight. The fact that she's having sex with one guy and to get revenge on this guy she has sex with his best friend the next day? I mean, that's just not something that I want to teach any student," said Austin.
Austin's testimony has been viewed over 500 times and spurred a debate among concerned residents in the county.
"Someone actually gets paid to make the test. I'm assuming someone checks the wording of the question? What happened to common sense!" one Facebook user wrote.
"Wow... just wow!" another exclaimed.
The disillusioned father said that he immediately contact the principal of his daughter's school to flag in the unbecoming question that was on his daughter's practice test for her upcoming anatomy exam, reported WFLA.
“This was a district-generated worksheet that her teacher just printed offline and it was given to the students,” Austin explained to the local news station. “I want it to be acknowledged. I want it to be reviewed. And I want it to be changed."
Austin further said that the "biased question was a "sad and a disgrace to our educational system." He concluded that he hopes the institution will thoroughly read every assignment they give out to their students and be more careful in the future.
"I think that we can do better," he added.
Duval County Schools said in a released statement: "The question was highly inappropriate and was not part of a district assessment. We are thankful to the parent who contacted the school directly to share his concerns. Immediately upon being made aware of this matter, school and district leaders began conducting a review of the situation. Appropriate and corrective action will be taken. We encourage parents to contact their school leaders directly if they ever have any concerns about their child’s school and instructional experience so that we can immediately work to problem-solve."
According to the school district, they do not believe that the offensive question was passed out to any other schools. However, investigations are still underway.