A Georgia middle school teacher is out of the classroom after she gave her students a homework assignment full of profanity. The Bethune Middle School music teacher thought it would be a great idea to give the kids rap lyrics with racial slurs for homework so they could think of nicer alternatives to f*ck. You have to wonder how qualified this teacher is to think that this is EVER ok to do. Thank goodness a mom stepped forward to blow the whistle.


Middle school mom, Crishana Wright, said lessons are an important part of her youngest child’s education as Kalani Wright makes her transition into middle school. But Wright said the profanity-laced assignment that came home had no place in the classroom. She decided to blow the whistle on this teacher.

Wright said, “It was really against everything I try to teach them, you know?”


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She said she was stunned to read explicit lyrics on a worksheet that was handed out by a music teacher at DeKalb County’s Bethune Middle School. The assignment contained expletives, violence and sexually suggestive lyrics, all in print.

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“I’m reading all these words, and I immediately asked her why she had this and she said it was an assignment.”

“I saw that and I was like, ‘My mom would be mad,’” sixth-grader Kalani said.

The exercise was for sixth-graders to take the rap lyrics and come up with their own positive words.

“I don’t really see how you can make that positive but to say don’t do it,” Wright said.

Wright said she understands the purpose but says this wasn’t thought out. Willis brought Wright’s concerns to the school district.

In a statement, the superintendent wrote:

“The assignment was inappropriate, unacceptable and contrary to our standards. The employee responsible has been removed from the classroom and will be held accountable for such poor judgment. While we encourage teacher creativity, the expectation is that the instruction is always standards-based and age appropriate.”

“I think we all kind of know when it may be a problem, then if that’s the case don’t take the chance,” Wright said. “You’re dealing with children’s minds; you have to be very cautious.”

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