A teacher at Fox Chapel Middle School in Spring Hill was fired several weeks ago for assigning a controversial survey to her students, reported CBS 10 News.
The survey asked students to assess their comfort level in a variety of situations relating to sexual orientation, race, and religion.
These situations included “A friend invites you to a gay bar,” “Your dentist is HIV positive,” and “Your new roommate is Jewish.” Students had to rate their comfort on a level from 1 to 4.
Many people expressed concern that the questions, while designed to help students examine their own biases, were more suitable for adults than middle schoolers.
A spokesperson for the school district stated, “In no way does that assignment meet the standards of appropriate instructional material.”
While the school did not originally release the name of the teacher, the teacher has since been identified as Daryl Cox. Cox was new to the district and on a probationary period.
The questions seem to be taken from Robert P. Amico’s book “Exploring White Privilege.”
Amico is a philosophy professor at a private Catholic college. In an interview with the Washington Post, Amico stated that the survey was clearly meant for college students or adults.
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