Raytown district apologizes for N-word written on board by teacher asking for modern interpretation of literature
RAYTOWN, Mo. — The Raytown School District is responding to complaints that a lesson taught in a class was offensive. A FOX 4 viewer shared the picture on the FOX 4 Facebook page; it shows a comment written on a white board.
The comment uses the “N” word.
The viewer said it was taken inside a Raytown South classroom. When FOX 4 inquired, the school district said the statement came from a student as part of an English lesson on Shakespearean literature. The spokesperson said students were asked to brainstorm translations of a play’s prologue to relate more to today’s vocabulary.
In a statement, the district says it encourages dialogue between students and staff but doesn’t condone the use of profane or offensive language.
It apologized for the teacher’s decision to share the sentence.