A Biology Assignment from a Michigan School Pictures Obama next to Primates
This teacher was not thinking or was it done intentionally?
Michigan can be related to Florida in the sense that some wild stories come out of the state. Most recently, a teacher in a Michigan school district is on leave after it was claimed he gave out an assignment showing former President Obama alongside primates.
The assignment (shown above) asked students “Which of the following are primates?” and no matter what the intent was, many individuals were offended. Carolyn Lett, the director of diversity for the Roeper School claimed she couldn’t believe it when she saw it.
Lett’s digging into the situation occurred by chance as she saw the evolution lesson given to students and had questions.
“Is this something the teacher did, you know purposely, put this picture in along with the animals and the apes?
I’m trying to understand this myself. Right away I had the reaction like it’s so wrong I can’t understand it.
Her intentions were a certain way, but the impact - now she realized - it had a very negative effect on her students. (The teacher said) ‘I need to have a conversation with my students.’ I said, ‘What will that conversation look like? Own the mistake that you’ve done.’”
Carolyn Lett said.
The lesson allegedly included more than one photo of Obama.
The kids got a free day off on Thursday as Police sat the entire day outside the school due to threats made online…