Georgia School Tests Middle School Kids on Different Gender Identities

By Published on October 10, 2017

A Georgia middle school is facing criticism from a parent after a teacher reportedly quizzed a sixth grade class on the different gender identities.

Octavia Parks, the mother of 12-year-old girl at Lithonia Middle School, said her daughter informed her of the health class quiz when she came home from school in October, reports Fox 5 Atlanta.

The quiz, according to a picture obtained by the outlet, shows students were reportedly asked to fill in the blanks for statements like “A person who is attracted to men is,” “A person who is attracted to men and women is” and “A person who identifies as a woman is.”

Parks said she immediately signed a consent form that would take her daughter out of the class after she learned of the quiz.

“We’re talking about a sixth grader who still watches Nickelodeon. I’m not ready to explain what these words are nor what they mean,” Parks said, adding “Why are they teaching that in school? What does that have to do with life?”

The DeKalb County School District said it would be investigating the quiz and make a decision based on its investigation. The district has not confirmed whether the quiz was part of the official school district curriculum.

“DCSD has been made aware of this alleged event, and is working to verify its authenticity. We will investigate this event and take action, as appropriate, once that investigation is completed,” the school district said in a statement.

A Virginia middle school recently came under fire after two teachers had students participate in a class exercise where they asked students to answer questions on whether trans people should serve in the military and whether the students supported abortion. The school district promptly apologized for the exercise, calling it “inappropriate.”


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