A Timber Ridge Middle School teacher in Plainfield, Illinois created a vocabulary assignment for students using anti-Trump statements.
Plainfield Patch report:
PLAINFIELD, IL — A vocabulary quiz given to eighth-graders at a Plainfield School District middle school is drawing fire from some parents who believe it’s an attempt at anti-Trump indoctrination.
On Wednesday, mom Rebecca Gomez posted a Facebook photo of a quiz given to her daughter by a Timber Ridge Middle School teacher.
“This is (unacceptable) to put her views into our children’s head (no) matter what her side is,” she wrote. “I am one unhappy parent!”
District 202 Director of Community Relations Tom Hernandez confirmed that the quiz was created by a Timber Ridge teacher and administered to students.
“We are aware of the quiz,” Hernandez said in an email to Patch on Friday morning. “We are conducting an inquiry and review of the matter and if warranted, will take appropriate disciplinary action.” Hernandez said he could not comment further on the issue since it’s a personnel matter.
A section of the fill-in-the-blank quiz asked students to choose from vocabulary words to complete a series of statements:
- There is great (blank) among Americans, especially those who are strong supporter (sic) of President Trump and those who are against him
- The President of the United States (blank) accused the media of covering up terrorist attacks in European countries.
- I have (blank) to seek out non-biased news so that I am a well-educated and informed citizen.
- It was difficult for me to (blank) my feeling when I learned that Donald J. Trump had been voted in as our 45th President.
- After reading about President Trump’s immigration ban, I did not realize how (blank) the law can be.