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Music teacher suspended after rap assignment angers parent
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia middle school music teacher who assigned homework featuring explicit rap lyrics has been suspended.
Crishana Wright, the parent of a student at Bethune Middle School in DeKalb County, told WSB-TV on Tuesday that her daughter brought home a worksheet that contained expletives, violence and sexually suggestive lyrics.
The exercise was for sixth-grade students to take the rap lyrics and come up with their own positive words.
DeKalb County School District Superintendent R. Stephen Green said in a statement that the teacher was removed from the classroom and will be held accountable for “poor judgment.” He said the district encourages teacher creativity, but instruction must be age-appropriate.
Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html
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