It’s 8th grade homework in New Jersey. And it’s also volume 1,155,379 of “Putting Your Kid in Public School is Child Abuse.”
An 8th grader in Cedarville, NJ brought home this assignment. An 8th grader.
You had a really rotten day, but lucky for you your best friend is having an awesome party later. You go to the party and start drinking. You have a little too much to drink and start talking to this girl/guy you’ve never seen before. You head upstairs to get better acquainted despite several friends telling you that you don’t even know this person. You end up having sex with this person. The next day you really can’t remember everything that happened and rely on your best friend to fill you in. A week later you find out that you contracted herpes from your one night stand and that this is a disease you will have all your life and never know when an outbreak will occur.
Repeat: an 8th grader.
This is public education in the US. Or, as I prefer to call it, “child abuse.” The educators in charge defended the assignment.
According to the parent, the superintendent said the assignment is part of the core curriculum and goes along with a book the students were given titled “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.”
The book is marketed as a “handbook to self-esteem and success” for teens.
Do you need to be drinking to oblivion at 13 and get herpes to be “highly effective?” And does the assignment cover one or two of those highly effective habits?
The “educator in charge” told the mom that she could opt her son out of health ed if she didn’t like it. He didn’t comment on the fact that the assignment was part of his language arts class.
Welcome to the world of Common Core.