Jacksonville father Omar Austin is demanding answers after he found an inappropriate question in his daughter’s homework assignment.
Austin told First Coast News that when his daughter, an eleventh grader at Westside High School, first read him the question, he thought it was a joke. He was outraged after he found out there was a real question on his daughter’s anatomy homework about a girl who became pregnant after she had sex with her ex-boyfriend’s best friend as revenge.
According to ijr.com:
The Westside High School student’s father posted a video on Facebook, which explained the practice sheet for her final exam was primarily filled with normal information, save one question. It read:
“Ursula was devastated when her boyfriend broke up with her after having sex. To get revenge, she had sex with his best friend the next day. Ursula had a beautiful baby girl nine months later. Ursula has type O blood, her ex-boyfriend has AB blood, and his best friend is type A blood. If her baby daddy is her ex-boyfriend, what could her baby’s possible blood type or types not be?”
He asked, “What the heck?” and called the question a “disgrace to our educational system.” Austin added that it was one of the “most biased” pieces of information that he’s read.
VIDEO: Jacksonville father Omar Austin’s video of his daughters homework
During an interview with First Coast News, he explained it was a “district-generated” worksheet that the teacher printed and gave to students, so he put the blame on the district and not the teacher.
“I want it to be acknowledged. I want it to be reviewed. And I want it to be changed. I think that we can do better,” he said.
Duval County Public Schools released a statement to First Coast News, which called the question “highly inappropriate” and “not part of a district assignment.” The statement read:
“The question was highly inappropriate and was not part of a district assessment. We are thankful to the parent who contacted the school directly to share his concerns. Immediately upon being made aware of this matter, school and district leaders began conducting a review of the situation. Appropriate and corrective action will be taken. We encourage parents to contact their school leaders directly if they ever have any concerns about their child’s school and instructional experience so that we can immediately work to problem-solve.”
In addition to applauding Austin for bringing it to the school’s attention, he encouraged other parents to follow suit if they have concerns about their kid’s school work.
Austin called using the terms “baby daddy” and “baby mama” foresight and explained that a girl having sex with someone else to get revenge isn’t something he wants any students taught.”