Sexual Assault Question on Homework Causes Controversy

Sexual Assault Question on Homework Causes Controversy

Skylar Hampton, Writer

A Pennsylvania high school is under fire due to a controversial math assignment. Students were given a homework question that asked them to use a formula and figure out which family member had sexually assaulted a girl.

The question asked, “Angelou was sexually abused by her mother’s ___ at age 8, which shaped her career choices and motivation for writing.”

The teacher made a statement saying that the homework assignment was taken from a website where teachers all over the world can share lesson plans and assignments.

The school received multiple complaints from both students and parents. The district came out and apologized to anyone who may have been offended by the content of the assignment.

There has been no word as to whether or not the teacher who gave this assignment will be facing any disciplinary actions right now.