The reading assignment of the first year about two boys who run away from the police is indignant parents & # 39; horrible & # 39; and & # 39; offensive & # 39; mentioned
- A homework assignment about two boys running away from the police was given to first-graders at a school in Pittsburgh
- & # 39; Tom will run. He will run away from the cop. Tom runs with Rob. They won't stop & # 39 ;, says the reading assignment that is being distributed at the Linden PreK-5 school
- The Pittsburgh Public Schools district said the worksheet was not part of the curriculum or intervention programs, and an investigation was started
- & # 39; The content not only sends the wrong message to our students, but it also does not meet our expectations for student instruction & # 39 ;, the school district says
- Two teachers who have distributed the assignment have not been identified because the research is & # 39; a personnel issue & # 39; and remains private for the time being
A reading assignment from the first grade about two boys who run away from the police has aroused indignation among parents.
Students from the age of six at the Linden PreK-5 school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, received a homework assignment with & # 39; Tom and Rob & # 39; who were fleeing from a police officer who was chasing them with a dog.
& # 39; Tom will run. He will run away from the cop. Tom runs with Rob. They won't stop, & is the one-page story.
The extract also contains grammatical errors, including & # 39; Rob & # 39; s socks is wet & # 39 ;.
Parents could quickly express their anger online after seeing their children's homework.
Somehow, although it was not part of the curriculum, first-graders at a school in Pennsylvania were asked to do a homework assignment about two boys running away from a cop (pictured above)
Discovery of the assignment unleashed a fire storm on social media. Ladodie Whiters, in a Facebook post above, contained a photo of the homework and wondered how children could be asked to read such a story
& # 39; This is what they teach at our primary schools in Pittsburgh. Really running away from agent (s), & Ladivie Whiters wrote on Facebook.
The Pittsburgh Public Schools responded to Twitter and said the worksheet was not part of the district's curriculum or intervention program.
& # 39; Although we continue to support teachers 'autonomy to supplement teaching materials to meet their students' needs, we need to ensure that all materials posted to our students respond culturally, confirming their cultural and ethnic identity and confirm, & # 39; wrote the district.
Teachers involved were not identified, but an investigation has started, the district said.
The Pittsburgh School District, which noted the tumult online, tweeted that the case was being investigated
The school district has shielded the identity of the teachers involved because the investigation into a & # 39; personnel issue & # 39; went. The Linden PreK-5 school is shown above where the assignment was awarded
A district spokeswoman was not immediately available when DailyMail.com contacted.
School District Solicitor Ira Weiss said he was told that two teachers are involved, reports TribLive.com.
He confirmed that the district is investigating, but could not provide any further information. He said his office is not involved in the investigation.
Nina Esposito-Visgitis, president of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers and a reading specialist, told TribLive that the exercise was one page in a homework package that was given to students.
She said it was clear that the teachers taught the children in & # 39; short O & # 39; words, that is, words with an & # 39; O & # 39; in the middle.
Among those who responded, some said they were concerned that the assignment would encourage children to be scared of law enforcement.
& # 39; Do you find it funny to teach our children at Level 1 how to run away from law enforcement agents in the current climate? & # 39; a shared Facebook user, reports Today.
& # 39; It's terrible and offensive. & # 39;
Another wrote: & # 39; I pay tax and live across the street. I want to know why our PPP teachers teach students to break the law, especially in first class? & # 39;
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