When Reanna Parham received a message from her son Logan, a high school student in St. Augustine, Florida, she was shocked to see the contents. The message contained a picture of the boy’s English vocabulary exam. His teacher had stealthily slipped a disgusting question into the test which was an obvious dig at President Donald Trump, and Reanna was furious.
According to The Daily Wire, a student who attends St. Augustine High School in Florida was taking an advanced English vocabulary exam when he found the wording to be explicitly anti-conservative. He took a photo of the question and sent it to his mother, Reanna Parham, who was furious that his teacher would include a question so overtly biased.
On a list of 16 questions, which contained sentences with a blank space where a vocabulary word would fit, question 7 read:
“Right when it appeared the nation was becoming increasingly tolerant of alternative lifestyles, immigration, and minorities, the vocal and angry right wing forced the nation to make a complete ________, embracing bigotry, xenophobia, and sexism.”
“The words that they used seemed to be very degrading words,” said Logan, a founding member of his school’s Republican club. He said he used his cell phone to send a snapshot of the test to his mother, who was so shocked she had to read it twice.
“I had to read it twice. I was really surprised. Shocked,” said Reanna Parham. “It leads people to believe that anyone who leans toward the right — they’re a sexist or racist or a bigot. That happens a lot of times. We hear those kinds of things. We are not, and this doesn’t help.”
“How many other parents have had their children come across this type of question in school, and they don’t know about it?” asked the distraught mother.
The mother of a St. Augustine High School student said she’s concerned about the political wording of a question on a vocabulary exam her son took Monday.
Reanna Parham and her son Logan said the question was part of an advanced English exam, and Logan said many in the class were talking about the way it was worded.
Question seven read: “Right when it appeared the nation was becoming increasingly tolerant of alternative lifestyles, immigration, and minorities, the vocal and angry right wing forced the nation to make a complete ________, embracing bigotry, xenophobia, and sexism.” [Source: WKMG News 6]
The district would not go into specifics regarding how the issue was being dealt with, but spokeswoman Christina Langston had this to say: “The school’s administration was not aware of the content of the test specifically, and have addressed this internally.”
Liberal academia is overrun with progressive teachers and administrators who’ve been steeped in the liberal agenda. And don’t think for one second that these professionals are content to keep their political views to themselves.
Sadly, American schools are no longer places where the future leaders of our country are taught to think critically. Now, these institutions are little more than indoctrination camps for the Democratic Party, where kids are instructed to toe the line, not to think for themselves. Case in point: The anti-conservative question Logan Parham’s English teacher snuck into his vocabulary test.
This was a vocabulary test. There is perhaps no subject less partisan than vocabulary. There was absolutely no need to politicize it. Logan Parham’s teacher clearly has an agenda — it’s not to educate, it’s to indoctrinate.