Friday, November 20, 2015

Utah junior high students given assignment to make a terrorist propaganda poster

Whatever made the teacher think this was a great idea?

Children at a Utah junior high school were recently given an assignment to create a terrorist propoganda poster. It was not surprising that the students' parents had a major problem with the assignment.

“My initial response was, there’s no way you’re going to do this assignment.

“In light of what happened in Paris, is that the reason for this assignment? I feel a different assignment or report could’ve been chosen or a discussion in class about the tragic events.” parent Annie Langston said.

After the parents complained, the assignment was cancelled by the teacher.

"They’ve sat down with this particular teacher, and it has been taken care of. The assignments that have already been turned in, they have been shredded," Langston said.

The assignment was given by a first year teacher, but Annie Langston doesn't want to see anything bad happen to her. She believes it was an honest mistake and in every other respect, this is a good teacher for her daughter.

"Salem Junior High recently learned from concerned parents of an assignment regarding extremists use of propaganda to spread untruths and misunderstandings.

"Upon learning of this assignment, the administration reviewed the concerns with parents and teachers. After consultation, the assignment was immediately withdrawn.

"If parents have any concerns, please call the administration at Salem Junior High," Nebo School District Communications and Community Specialist Lana H. Hiskey said.

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