A TEACHER in Texas was suspended from school after a student raised concerns about a controversial lesson involving the Ns.
Lessons take place at Stratford High School in Houston’s Spring Branch Independent School District on Monday.
Based on WAREHOUSE, during a warm-up activity in an English class, a question on the board asks students to explain how complicated the word N is and how it has changed.
Karina Rodgerson, who took a photo of the activity, said: “At first it was just really shocking because it’s there on the board.”
Anita Rodgerson, Karina’s mother added: “She didn’t say ‘N-word’ on her assignment, she wrote it on the board.”
According to the student, the assignment is tied to a new lesson the class is about to take.
There’s also a quote for Tupac with a characteristic N, Karina said.
She added: “It all started because we were going to start the book unit ‘Their eyes watched God’, written by a black woman.”
Spring Branch ISD said in a statement: “A Stratford High School teacher has been dismissed for concerns about her professional assessment in planning and delivering lessons in an activity. launch Monday.
“Inappropriate and offensive language has been used, which Spring Branch Independent School District does not tolerate and will not tolerate.
“We will continue to investigate this matter and will take appropriate action. We deeply regret and apologize for this incident.”
The principal of the school sent an email to the parents, but Anita Rodgerson said: “I want to know, this teacher was not following the system? Is there no system in place?
“Will there be a system and what improvements can they make to the system?”
The district says it is imperative that teachers undergo a variety of training.