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Parents at a Florida middle school are outraged over a survey distributed by a Spanish teacher that asked students “How privileged are you?”
The form was handed out to students in seventh and eighth grade at Monroe Middle School in Tampa, Fla., and asked a series of highly personal questions about the students, according to WTSP.
“Circle the boxes that apply to you,” the survey instructions read.
In addition to the standard “race” and “sex” inquiries, middle schoolers were asked about their skin color, religion, gender and sexual orientation.
Among the gender options, students were able to select “Cisgender,” “Transgender” or “GenderQueer” — terms created in furtherance of the “progressive” belief that an individual is not bound by their sex at birth and is free to select the gender they prefer to be … on any given day of the week.
“She’s 12 [years old],” Regina Stiles told Tampa CBS affiliate WTSP, speaking of her daughter. “Some of these things should be taught at home.”
Stile also took exception to the “Disability” column, telling WTSP that her daughter has ADHD.
“She has ADHD and apparently the teacher said there are some kids in this class that have ADHD, and ADHD is a mental illness, and that’s why she circled that,” the upset parent said. “To me ADHD is not a mental disability. It’s something she has.”
The school district is distancing itself from the survey that was distributed by a first year teacher.
“This is not a district form,” said Hillsborough County School spokesperson Tanya Arja. “This is a teacher-generated form and it was without principal consent and at the district level, we do not collect that information.”
The teacher’s goal was to teach students about diversity and inequality, WTSP reported. She has since been pulled from the classroom while the district looks into the issue and students are not required to turn in the survey.
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