Parents at a Georgia Middle School were outraged when their children came home with an assignment to rewrite the lyrics of a rap song that was full of racially-charged, violent, and sexually explicit lyrics.
The song, if you can call it that, is written by Kodak Black, an artist whose rap sheet makes him a less-than-desirable role model for young children. It includes the n-word, f-word, b-word, as well as descriptions of Black’s bowel movements, and references to the high volume of his sexual escapades.
The teacher supposedly gave the lyrics to the children and instructed them to rewrite the song in a “more positive” way.
WSB-TV Atlanta reported that a student in the 6th-grade music class, Kalani Wright had the good sense to know there was something wrong about this. “I saw that and I was like, ‘My mom would be mad,’” she says.
Kalani’s mother, who is clearly raising her daughter right, was indeed quite upset and shocked that a teacher would assign this to students.
“It was really against everything I try to teach them, you know?” Crishana Wright said. “I’m reading all these words and I immediately asked her why she had this and she said it was an assignment.”
Parents objected, and the school suspended the teacher, and rightly so, saying:
“The assignment was inappropriate, unacceptable and contrary to our standards. The employee responsible has been removed from the classroom and will be held accountable for such poor judgment. While we encourage teacher creativity, the expectation is that the instruction is always standards-based and age-appropriate.”
This is why we need to be standing up for our children! These parents reacted as any decent parent would, and the teacher was appropriately apprehended. However, can these filthy lyrics be erased from the children’s mind? Will the impression they made go away? Hardly.
This also stands as a grave warning of the dangers of turning your child’s education over to the hands of a near-stranger. You never know what kind of smut or confusion they might be pushing on young and impressionable minds, like the teacher who asked her students to call her gender-neutral pronouns.
When children are in the classroom and away from your watchful eye, you never know what they might encounter. If you’re able, homeschool! It’s the best way to ensure you are training up your children in the way they must go.
Listen to Activist Mommy’s warning about the ways childhood is under attack!