Whitney High School quiz lists Fox News, Texans, 'all of Florida' as possible 'idiots'
ROCKLIN, CALIFORNIA: A high school in Rocklin has launched an investigation after a social science quiz, administered by a teacher, asked students to identify “A group of complete idiots” from options, like, “KKK”, “all of Florida”, “Fox News”, and “Texans”. Some parents found the question listed on the quiz by the unidentified Whitney High School teacher inappropriate.
Jessa Krissovich shared the picture of the quiz on Facebook and captioned it as “My friends son who attends Whitney High School just took a picture of his test question in history class.” She told FOX 40, “We all have different beliefs. This is the United States and we all come from different backgrounds and everybody should be okay with who they are. These stories have gone in one ear and out the other. It sounded unbelievable.”
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One parent who chose to hide their identity said, “The question on the test is really blatant obviously and that’s out there. This has been the first time it has been looked at of him crossing the line.” Besides, Whitney High School student Joel Alquicira, an ex-student of the same teacher, added: “I understand he's just trying to make a joke, but that kind of stuff shouldn't be on a test. He was always like a funny kind of teacher. He would always make jokes.”
After the backlash, Whitney High School principal, Justin Cutts, released a statement that read, “A quiz was assigned to students by a social science teacher. However, students, families and the Rocklin community have raised concern about the class assignment.” The principal added: “The Whitney High School Administration Team and the Rocklin Unified School District recognizes and shares their concerns and is conducting a thorough investigation. Whitney High and Rocklin Unified is committed to providing each student, family, and staff with a safe and welcoming environment.”
A message to the Whitney High School community: pic.twitter.com/oJWcFFN522— Whitney High School (@WhitneyUnited) November 5, 2021
The latest controversy happened amid countrywide debate on students' curriculum, specifically targeting Critical Race Theory (CRT). Also, recently Republican Glenn Youngkin won over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia's gubernatorial race. Youngkin, who made CRT a major talking point of his campaign, told Tucker Carlson on Wednesday, November 2,, “This campaign stopped being a campaign a while ago, and it became a movement.”
He added, “Parents across Virginia started to recognize that they really did need to have an important, decisive role in their children's education. And when they heard Terry McAuliffe say… he wants to put government between parents and their children, this ceased to be a campaign and it started to be a movement led by parents.”
Meanwhile, Krissovich’s social media post attracted a lot of attention online. A user commented below the post, “Wow man, and we wonder how California went from #1 all the way down to the bottom. Here’s the answer.” Another user said, “This is actually hilarious to me. The fact that so many sheep are so brainwashed and don’t realize that the propaganda is literally being pounded into their brains 24/7 will remain a mystery to me forever.” “Seriously though I'd ask why wasn't CNN on there or MSNBC? Why wasn't BLM or antifa on there? why wasn't California or New York on there?” a person asked.