A New York father was outraged when his 11-year-old daughter was asked to complete a homework assignment that included a highly politicized question. Vincent Ungro of Staten Island spoke with Fox News Channel’s Ed Henry about the material, which follows:
President Trump speaks in a very superior and [BLANK] manner, insulting many people. He needs to be more [BLANK] so the American people respect and admire him.
In case the teacher’s political leanings were not already obvious, the question that follows is about Barack Obama and is totally non-judgmental.
“I was stunned,” Ungro said, adding that he told his daughter not to complete that question. The teacher responded by docking the girl 15 points on the assignment. Ungro said the incident was not a reflection on the school, but on the teacher. Out of all the sentences in the world that could’ve been used, she slipped in an anti-Trump statement,” he said. Ungro brought the question to the school’s attention. The teacher, he was told, was reprimanded and the incident was considered closed.
“I felt it was time to do that,” he said, “To protect my daughter and protect my president.” He said the incident taught him to be a “little more diligent” in watching what schools may be teaching children about politics, rather than reserving such lessons for parents.