A Virginia mom had some harsh words for her sixth-grade daughter’s middle school recently after she was apparently sent home with an inappropriate “family quiz.”
According to WTRV, Tara Sample’s 11-year-old daughter brought home the controversial worksheet from her Family and Consumer Sciences class at Carter G. Woodson Middle School.
At first glance, the homework appeared normal to the mother — until she took a look at the final four answers.Tara Sample/Facebook
The worksheet listed common relationships between family members, such as the proper name for a niece or an aunt.
It wasn’t until Sample saw the correct answers for the final questions were words like “mistress” and “trophy wife” that the angry mom felt the need to act.
Sample posted photos of her 11-year-old’s inappropriate homework to Facebook, along with a caption expressing her frustration.
She wrote in the original post:
So this is what they teach in 6th grade cooking classes? (Family & Consumer Sciences) WTF!?!? SMH Who comes up with this? FYI We very openly and bluntly discuss many topics in our home but school is not the place for this “in my opinion.” FEEL FREE TO SHARE!
Sample reached out to the school, who informed her that the teacher had downloaded the worksheet off the internet and that it wasn’t “part of the current and approved curriculum,” Fox News reports.
But the mother was still frustrated. She told WTRV:
“No one in the school system needs to be teaching my daughter what a mistress is or a trophy wife or boy toy. It’s inappropriate for a school. Period. We send our kids there to learn math, reading, science and history, not to learn all this other stuff that goes on in the world that they are eventually going to learn anyways.”
Sample has since edited her original post to state that she does not think this one negative incident is reflective of Hopewell City Schools overall.
However, it doesn’t seem that her daughter will forget her new vocabulary anytime soon.
The 11-year-old said that she was previously unaware of the definitions of the words until she saw them on the worksheet.