Dad Furious About Son's Immigration Assignment That Bashes GOP
A Wisconsin father is outraged about a homework assignment given to his son that bashes the Republican Party on the issue of illegal immigration.
An 8th grade social studies class at Shattuck Middle School had to complete an assignment that suggested Republicans were destroying the "pathway to citizenship" for immigrants.
The teacher, Grace Davis, used a political cartoon that featured a Democrat laying bricks to build a "pathway to citizenship," while a Republican character removed the bricks to dismantle the immigration process.
The Independent Journal Review reported:
The assignment then directs the children to fill out a series of questions about immigration policy, using the cartoon as a reference.
An 8th grade boy at Shattuck returned home with the assignment and showed it to his father, Scott Radies. Radies showed IJReview the homework, and expressed his concern about his child being taught fairly and objectively:
“I flipped it over to see if the opposite view was maybe on the other side of the homework assignment, but there’s nothing, just one side of paper.”
But Radies’ concern rose when he realized how the content of the assignment was graded.
“When I saw his answers to the questions, and realized that the teacher gave him five out of five so apparently those answers that he gave were the ones she was looking for because he got them all right,” Radies said, adding, “The fact that the way that she structured the questions and then rewarded them with five out of five, I thought ‘Wow, it definitely looks like she wanted a certain answer…’ The whole thing was ridiculous, I thought.”
Davis told Radies that she was trying to "expose" the students to "other views."
The Neenah Joint School District spokesperson told the Independent Journal Review that the assignment was "not intended to shape the children's political views and that it was a skill-building unit for reading and understanding a political cartoon."
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