Florida parents are livid at a Spanish teacher who assigned middle-school students a form titled “How privileged are you?” during class.
Seventh- and eighth-grade students at Monroe Middle School in Tampa were asked questions about race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and religion during a Spanish lesson. The teacher, who has been pulled from the classroom while officials investigate, allegedly used the form as a way to promote “diversity.”
“Her sexuality and all that has nothing to do with the school,” parent Regina Stiles told WTSP-10 on Tuesday. “You’re here to teach my child a foreign language – not anything else.”
Stiles’ daughter revealed her ADHD in the form’s “mentality disability” box due to the teacher’s opinion on the condition. The child was also asked to consider boxes labeled “genderqueer” and “pansexual.”
“To me ADHD is not a mental disability. It’s something she has. She’s 12. Some of these things should be taught at home,” said Stiles.
Hillsborough County School Spokesperson Tanya Arja spoke with the CBS affiliate to address parents’ outrage.
“This is not a district form, this is a teacher-generated form and it was without principal consent and at the district level we do not collect that information,” Arja said.
Readers can contact Monroe Middle School officials at: (813) 272-4000