Parents Angered By School 'Family' Quiz That Asks About Trophy Wives And Boy Toys

Parents of middle schoolers in Hopewell, Virginia were a bit shocked when kids came home to inquire about things like 'boy toys' and 'trophy wives'. When asked where kids got those terms, they pointed to a teacher. Apparently, the teacher handed out a quiz with some objectional material on it.

The offending quiz was passed out in a Carter G. Woodson Middle School Family & Consumer Sciences class. Some of the questions at the top of the quiz seemed very innocent. They asked students what you would call 'the father of your father' or the 'sister of your father'.

As the students went down the line, by the end of the quiz, the questions got inappropriate. It started asking kids to define terms like 'mistress', 'affair, 'trophy wife' and 'boy toy'.

When some parents heard about what was on the quiz they did a double take, and immediately took it up with school officials.

The superintendent of Hopewell schools responded to the uproar by saying that the quiz was not from any official school curriculum. It was something the teacher had downloaded from the internet and distributed to the students.

It's unclear whether the teacher was trying to get away with some inappropriate behavior, or whether he simply didn't bother to read through the whole quiz before passing it out to children. Either way, he got into some trouble for the unorthodox paper.

"I couldn't believe that an educator would be giving something like that an 11-year-old," said Tara Sample, a mom of one of the students who brought the paper home. "No one in the schools system needs to be teaching my daughter what a mistress is or a trophy wife or boy toy. It's inappropriate for a school. Period."

“It was highly inappropriate for a teacher to bring this up in a family class, which was family and consumer science because it had nothing to do with the family unit that is outside the family unit,” Sample added.

School officials are investigating the incident. There's no word on the teacher's name, or what has been done with the teacher in the meantime, or if he’s facing any disciplinary actions.

The school district put up a statement on their Facebook page.

"We immediately began to investigate," the school said, after receiving angry complaints from parents. "Upon further review, we have determined that a teacher downloaded this worksheet from the Internet. This content was not a part of the current and approved curriculum for this course nor was it in any way an appropriate learning tool for middle school aged children.

This assignment was also not included or referenced in the teacher's weekly lesson plans that are reviewed and approved in advance of instruction. Additional controls and School Board Office supports have been put in place. At this point, this matter has become a personnel issue and no further comment is appropriate."

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