Florida middle school teacher reassigned after a quiz identified Trump as an ‘idiot’

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • A Florida middle school teacher was reassigned after parents complained about a quiz that identified President Donald Trump as an “idiot.”
  • The question listed identifiers that only corresponded to Trump — such as “45th Pres” and “Republican” — but also listed the word “idiot.”
  • One of the complaining parents argued that teachers should not force their opinions on children.

A Florida middle school teacher was reassigned after parents complained about a quiz that identified President Donald Trump as an “idiot.”

One of the complainants chose to remain anonymous. His daughter is a student at Watson B. Duncan Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens.

The father told WPBF, “My daughter was doing her homework at the dinner table and she said to me, ‘Daddy, you gotta see this question.’”

The question read, “45th Pres; 2017; Republican; Real Estate businessman; Idiot.” The choices were Donald Trump, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter.

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The only correct answer for the first four identifiers is Trump. He is the 45th U.S. president and was sworn into office in 2017. He is a Republican and is a well-known business mogul. But the last distinction seemed to be added by the teacher.

The father said, “I took one look and it was very unacceptable. It’s an obvious example of indoctrination at our school system where teachers are forcing their opinions on our children. This is the first time I actually saw it in writing. It’s quite a different thing than when I hear it verbally.”

The school’s principal, Phillip D’Amico, has since sent a letter of apology to the parents “for the offensive verbiage used in the question.”

The letter, which was obtained by CNN, read: “A question on a quiz given by your child’s Computer Applications teacher yesterday was brought to my attention this morning. The question was inappropriate and demonstrated an unacceptable lack of good judgment on the part of the teacher. An investigation is now underway, and the teacher has been reassigned during this process.”

 

Source: AOL

15 thoughts on “Florida middle school teacher reassigned after a quiz identified Trump as an ‘idiot’

  1. I remember as a school kid being subjected to the same thing. Teachers need to remain objective and not try to influence young people with their personal bias and prejudices.

    1. No response has supported that Donald Trump is NOT an idiot. Therefore this would indicate it is common knowledge and not the teacher’s bias.

  2. This is totally unacceptable and a bizarre behavior for a school teacher to instill such unacceptable and uncanny knowledge to the students. This teacher should say why he or she chose to introduce such type of lesson/knowledge to the child.

    1. So you’re saying the teacher’s behavior is bizzare? How then do you classifly Donald Trump’s behavior?
      This seems to be Trump supporter’s response..ignore the facts and use a distraction to shift the focus.
      You almost got me ha ha.

  3. Teachers should follow the curriculum their school district sets for them each school year and keep their political opinions to themselves. That teacher was unprofessional!

  4. The question was replaced with the following: “What behavior is a typical symptom of chronic TDS by displaying a total lack of common sense”, as recently displayed by a foolish middle school teacher in Florida?

    A. Idiotic
    B. Moronic
    C. Total dips#!?

    1. Chronic TDS and a total lack of common sense are descriptive of Donald Trump not the teacher’s.
      Another choice on the answer:
      D. Donald Trump’s and all of the above

  5. This is an unstable person never mind a twisted mind teacher who are teaching kids to be biased and disrespecting our President. She should get a job in the circus

    1. Perhaps she was hoping for thought provoking dialog with her students. Of course a class discussion would have been the place for that rather than a test. Apparently it was a take home test or the student wouldn’t have been working on it at home.

  6. A reply to a response: Donald Trump may be your president but he is not mine. He is an idiot in my opinion. What the teacher should have done was to make the question a 2 part question: Multiple choice as Part 1 leaving out the term idiot and Part 2 an open ended question listing words that describe some words such as idiot, stupid, smart, dumb, etc. and have students pick a word to their answer in Part 1 and express WHY they chose a single word todescribe their answer in Part 1. The teacher is so frustrated about what Trump has done to good people in this countryy. One of his former Cabinet members called him an idiot. He is an idiot and worse.

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