A Texas mother who describes herself as a “woke” former liberal pulled her 13-year-old daughter out of school after finding out she had been asked to play the role of a “seductive hooker” in a play in her seventh year. anus. grade classroom.
Laura Maria Gruber, 45, had sent her daughter to KIPP Power Academy in San Antonio. The school’s website claims to celebrate “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
But last September, Gruber pulled his teenage daughter out of school after he found out her teacher brought students into her classroom to play a game known as “Bear-Hooker-Hunter,” a sort of grown-up version of rock, paper or scissors.
Gruber, who is originally from Puerto Rico, says her daughter and other seventh graders in the Social and Emotional Learning class formed pairs and struck poses at the front of the class.
The teens were then told to pretend they were a ‘hunter’ and point an imaginary gun at each other; a ‘scary bear’ with its paws up, or a ‘seductive hooker’ with one hand on one hip and one behind the ear.
A Texas mother has complained to a school after her 13-year-old daughter was in a classroom where students were asked to role-play a ‘seductive prostitute’
The explicit goal of the game is unclear, but it is believed to be a form of “team-building” exercise.
The explicit goal of the game is unclear, but it is believed to be some sort of “team-building” exercise.
“I picked up my daughter and her best friend from school and my daughter was like, ‘We played this game at school, Mom, and you’re going to be mad,'” Gruber said. Fox News.
“When she told me about the kids getting up in class and pretending to be prostitutes, I almost crashed the car.”
Upon learning of the bizarre classroom role-play, Gruber pulled his daughter from the classroom and demanded an apology from the administrators.
Gruber’s argument for the school was that the game sexualized adolescents, noting that a girl in the class had been sexually assaulted and was “triggered” by the experience.
KIPP Poder Academy in San Antonio claims to celebrate ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’.
Although her own daughter chose not to participate in the game, the boys and girls in the class were told to arrange themselves in order of maturity and some were bribed with candy to play along.
“The teacher was quite young, so you can imagine what kind of people are coming out of universities now to teach our children,” Gruber said. ‘My daughter was so disgusted and ashamed. She said that the children and the teacher were laughing.
“Another little girl in the class had been sexually assaulted, so the experience was especially terrifying for her.”
Six months after Gruber first filed the complaint with school administrators, he received an apology after meeting with KIPP administrators in San Antonio and Austin.
Other parents of children in the class were not told about the classroom antics or Gruber’s complaint until the school board issued an apology for the game.
‘I really feel that I have been cheated. I wanted my son to go to this school for diversity and I trusted them. But I didn’t realize it would involve sexual diversity and the sexualization of children,” Gruber told the New York Post.
“The worst part is that this school is in the middle of the city and San Antonio is known to be a center for child sex trafficking.”
The school’s principal, Stephanie Lee, agreed that the game fell below her usual standards, noting that the intent was never to sexualize the participants.
In their apology, KIPP admitted that the game fell short of its ‘bar of excellence’ and that it was not appropriate for students.
The school denied that the game sexualized children, despite teens having to pose as ‘seductive prostitutes’.
The school’s principal, Stephanie Lee, agreed that the game fell below usual school standards, noting that the intent was never to sexualize the participants.
“While we always pursue excellence as a core value, sometimes we stumble,” Lee wrote in a February letter to school families.
“This game was not part of any KIPP curriculum and was not appropriate for students,” Lee added.
“While we always pursue excellence as a core value, sometimes we stumble,” Principal Lee wrote in a February letter to families at the school.
‘This game was not part of any KIPP curriculum and was not appropriate for students. Any activity with actions or words like ‘prostitute’ or ‘seduce’ should never have a place in our schools. While the intent was never to sexualize a child, I acknowledge that the impact may have caused students to feel uncomfortable or traumatized. That does not honor the respect that we intend to teach our students at all times; indeed, it is degrading.’
“The term ‘prostitute’ is an unkind word and should not be used or repeated,” the director stated in the letter home.
Gruber said he disagrees with the school’s explanation and that waiting six months for a response is unacceptable.
Gruber filed his complaint with the Texas Education Agency, which closed the investigation because they were “focusing more on inappropriate teacher-student relationships.”
The Texas Attorney General is also said to have thrown out the case along with the US Department of Education, who also had the case thrown out after an interview with Gruber.
Although KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) schools stand for their progressive education stance and focus on teaching Black, Latino and LGBTQIA children, Gruber believes the incident only serves to make parents increasingly aware of what is being he is teaching his children. in the classroom.