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:
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.