Parents irate after middle school teacher hands out survey asking for this

Parents irate after middle school teacher hands out survey asking for this
Regina Stile, angry parent (Image: WTSP video screen grab)

It is obvious that there are lines that schoolteachers should not cross. You never ask your students for intimate details such as their sexual orientation (assuming they even know what that is).

Unless of course you are a Spanish teacher at Monroe Middle School in Tampa who asked her young charges to complete an invasive survey, all with an eye to determining how much privilege the youngsters have.

CBS affiliate WSTP reports that the principal, Pete Magara, has launched an investigation. That’s too little too late for Regina Stile, the parent one of the children who received the form shown below:

survey

Stile posted a copy to her Facebook page, with the question, “If your child came home and told you that their teacher gave them this to fill out, what would you do?”

Stile told reporters:

[My 12-year-old daughter’s] sexuality and all that has nothing to do with school.

She has ADHD and apparently the teacher said there are some kids in this class that have ADHD and ADHD is a mental illness and that’s why she circled that. To me ADHD is not a mental disability it’s something she has.

Tanya Arja, a spokeswoman for Hillsborough County Schools, said, “This is not a district form, this is a teacher generated form and it was without principal consent and at the district level we do not collect that information.

The teacher, whose identity has not been revealed, said the goal was to teach her students about diversity and inequality (of course!), and that they were not required to turn the forms in.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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