(ABC57) — A Lakeshore High School teacher is facing disciplinary action by Lakeshore Schools for a controversial test question she wrote on an exam.
Christine Schroeder, an Advanced Placement English teacher, wrote a fill-in-the-blank test question asking students to describe how some people see Benton Harbor. The answer to the question was “sordid.” The word means ‘dirty, filthy, or run-down’.
Schroeder’s vocabulary test was given last Friday. It read: ‘Many people assume that all areas of Benton Harbor are _____: they don’t consider the neat arts district with its cool restaurants and shops.’
Since word got out of the disciplinary action Thursday, a Facebook group started called ‘Support Mrs. Schroeder’. As of Friday night, more than 2,000 people had joined.