A father in Jacksonville, Florida, is furious after he found a sexually explicit question on his teenage daughter’s homework earlier this week.
In a video posted on Facebook, Omar Austin read the entire question from his daughter’s anatomy homework and expressed his disbelief:
“Ursula was devastated when her boyfriend broke up with her after having sex. To get revenge, she had sex with his best friend the next day. Ursula had a beautiful baby girl 9 months later. Ursula has type O blood, her ex-boyfriend is type AB blood, and the best friend is type A blood. If her baby daddy is her ex-boyfriend, what could her baby’s possible blood type(s) NOT be?”
“What the heck? This just sad, and a disgrace to our educational system, and probably one of the most biased pieces of information I have ever read,” the father said after reading the stunning question. “Where the hell are our schools going?”
Austin immediately contacted the principal at Westside High School to demand answers about the sexually explicit question. The father claimed it was a “district-generated worksheet that her teacher just printed offline and it was given to the students.”
“I want it to be acknowledged. I want it to be reviewed. And I want it to be changed,” he told First Coast News.
Duval County Public Schools quickly admitted the question was “highly inappropriate” and vowed to take “corrective action,” Fox News reported.
The district released the following statement:
“The question was highly inappropriate and was not part of a district assessment. We are thankful to the parent who contacted the school directly to share his concerns. Immediately upon being made aware of this matter, school and district leaders began conducting a review of the situation. Appropriate and corrective action will be taken. We encourage parents to contact their school leaders directly if they ever have any concerns about their child’s school and instructional experience so that we can immediately work to problem-solve.”
This is yet another example of how important it is for parents to remain engaged in their kids’ education.