WEST ALLIS, Wisc. — A Wisconsin mother says she was shocked and angry that Republicans were depicted as unhelpful to the poor in a class assignment her 16-year-old son brought home.
The woman said the assignment given to her son, a junior at Nathan Hale High School in West Allis, Wisc., asked about different views on the political spectrum.
The assignment listed a series of quotes and required students to identify which party affiliation best represented each statement.
The mother, who wanted to remain anonymous, said her son chose option “E” for “Fascist” to match the statement: “We should not help the poor, it’s a waste of money.”
But, she says, the teacher gave him a red mark and put the “correct” answer off to the side, which according to the teacher is: “Conservative/Republican.”
The students were asked to match these five political groups: Communist, Liberal/Democrat, Moderate, Conservative/Republican, or Fascist to the following viewpoints:
- We are all workers. We should all be equal. Anyone who’s not equal must die.
- We should not help the poor. It’s a waste of money.
- Don’t ever forget that you have the right to read anything you want.
- The problem with this country is we no longer have a commone sense of morality, what’s right and wrong.
- It wouldn’t hurt if the nation’s wealthy paid more in taxes so we could provide government-run daycares for poor mothers who need the work.
Click here for the mother’s response, as she awaits an answer from school leaders.