Thursday 14 December 2023

Seattle High Schooler Marked Incorrect On Quiz For Saying ‘Only Women Can Get Pregnant’: Report

 A Seattle high school teacher allegedly marked a student incorrect on a quiz for several gender identity questions, including for saying that “only women can get pregnant.”

The quiz about “understanding gender vs. sex” was administered by a 10th grade Ethnic Studies World History teacher at Chief Sealth International High School, Fox News reported.

One boy in the class marked the statement, “all men have penises,” as true, but the teacher marked that answer incorrect.

The boy also marked as true the statement, “only women can get pregnant,” but the teacher again marked his answer as incorrect.

The quiz also included the questions, “When someone uses ‘they/them’ pronouns, what does that mean about their gender identity?” and “True/false: Transgender people are gay.”

The Seattle Public Schools district acknowledged that a “knowledge check quiz” was given to students in the high school’s Ethnic Studies class about two weeks ago.

However, the district said the quiz grade did not affect students’ final class grade.

“SPS remains committed to fostering inclusive environments that encourage the exploration of contemporary issues, particularly the examination of power systems such as racism and patriarchy. This dedication extends to providing a space for thoughtful exploration and dialogue on these issues,” the district said in a statement.


The district also said that the course description for the Ethnic Studies class “underscores that students will be ‘investigating … the global economy, society, and culture.'”

The student’s mother, who said she identifies as a moderate liberal, expressed her “frustration and anger” to the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH.

“I keep trying to wrap my head around how it is legal to teach inaccurate information and force students to answer against their beliefs or receive negative scores,” the student’s mother told the outlet.

The mom said she is “proud of him because he refused to answer against his beliefs (which are medically and scientifically accurate, or at least used to be).”

The mom also accused teachers of calling her son names, including “f****d and racist” and a “product of the patriarchy that teaches young boys not to care about anything.”

The school denied that any name-calling occurred.

“Claims that the student was called names have not been reported to SPS. We have confirmed with [the] school’s principal that this is the first reference to any name-calling,” the district said.

Gender identity has become a hot button issue in public schools over the last several years, with parents across the country expressing concerns about curriculum content.

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