I would have had my daughter turn this in blank answers with the notation that the material was read as assigned, but rejected as the demeaning provocation it was designed to be and warranted absolutely no further validation. With my signature and phone number for further discussion of the issue.
— KATU News (@KATUNews) September 30, 2016
Some parents in Aloha are concerned about a white privilege survey their children received as homework.
Jason Schmidt’s son, a senior at Aloha High School, was given the survey as homework. Schmidt said he’s not too happy about the form.
“I think he should be learning actual education and not be a part of some social experiment or some teacher’s political agenda,” Schmidt said.
Sociologist Randy Blazak disagrees, saying education is supposed to be provocative.
“I mean the way we get people to challenge assumptions about the world is to provoke them,” Blazak explained. “It’s a great way to open up this conversation. It’s not too soon to discuss this issue.” More