A middle school teacher in Boynton Beach, FL has been suspended for three days after assigning explicit song lyrics from Lil Wayne’s song “Six Foot Seven Foot” as homework to her students.
Students were told to underline examples of figurative language such as similes, hyperberboles, metaphors and personification.
The sheet of paper has parents like Vanessa Guzman outraged.
“This is crazy. They shouldn’t be giving this to kids in school,” said Vanessa Guzman.
“I’m uncomfortable reading any of this,” said Guzman.
“They shouldn’t be teaching this stuff in school for language arts. I mean, who in their right mind would give kids something like this?” questioned Guzman.
Wayne Owens headmaster for The Charter Schools of Boynton Beach released the following statement:
“The lesson was for students to learn to identify literary devices. The teacher had already introduced Edgar Allen Poe and Shakespeare. Students were having difficulty grasping the concepts of literary devices such as: pun, simile, metaphor, so the teacher used colloquial material. This material did not meet the school’s standards and was not approved. The teacher recognizes that it was totally inappropriate for a school assignment,” wrote Owens.
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