FLORENCE, Ariz. (KPNX) – An 8th-grade teacher in Florence, Arizona has been “reassigned to home” after an assignment that had some parents up in arms.
The father of a student at the school complained after he found the assignment in his daughter’s backpack that required the youngster to watch a 1990 video by Ice Cube called “Who’s the Mack?” and answer questions based on it.
“You just kind of take for granted your 13-year-old daughter’s got curriculum at school that’s appropriate for school, and come to find out that’s not the case at all,” father Sam Washburn says.
Washburn says the song about prostitution, filled with curse words and derogatory lyrics, doesn’t belong in his daughter’s classroom.
12-year-old Spencer Washburn says she had to do the assignment because she didn’t want to get in trouble.
“I did the assignment, because I am in student council, and I would not want to get kicked out,” she says.
The Florence Unified School District released a statement that reads in part “the teacher was reassigned to home pending further investigation”.
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