A teacher reportedly failed a Seattle high school student on a quiz for answering “true” on a statement that said “all men have penises.”

According to KTTH 770 AM, who first reported the story, the student also answered “true” to a statement that said “only women can get pregnant.”

The quiz, titled “Understanding Gender vs. Sex,” was administered in a 10th grade ethnic studies course at Chief Sealth International High School, KOMO News noted.

The student’s mother wrote to the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH to express her frustrations and anger about the quiz.

She said the school responded to her concerns with silence.


From KTTH 770 AM:

“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,” she said to the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH. She asked for anonymity for fear her son would face retribution.

The mom told the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH that she worries about the school routinely allowing teachers to bring political beliefs into the classroom. The gender identity issue is just one example. She also said her child, who is white, routinely faces scrutiny for his skin color and so-called privilege.

She said various teachers have called her son, “f****d and racist,” a “product of the patriarchy that teaches young boys not to care about anything,” and that “he shouldn’t use the term straight to identify as because its offensive.”

Seattle Public Schools, through a spokesperson, defended the quiz as “inclusive,” arguing it was appropriate for an Ethnic Studies course.

“Seattle Public Schools is dedicated to establishing inclusive environments that allow exploration of contemporary issues, specifically examining the impacts of power systems such as racism and patriarchy,” the spokesperson said to the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH. “This commitment extends to fostering welcoming and inclusive settings where students, staff, and families have the freedom to express their authentic selves.”

The spokesperson said the quiz was in line with state and local guidelines covering such topics. But it’s not clear how this unscientific lesson around gender identity was connected to world history.

As KOMO News noted, this isn’t the first time the city of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools have been in the news for pushing its radical agenda on students. 

Per KOMO News:

A sexual health curriculum developed in part by the city of Seattle and aimed at fourth through sixth-graders sparked controversy earlier this year. The curriculum includes instruction on puberty blockers and encourages teachers to teach students to view gender as a non-binary concept.

One lesson plan in the curriculum asks teachers to draw three columns: one for “people with penis and testicles,” one for “people with uterus and ovaries” and a third column for “everyone.” Students must then fill in the appropriate columns with their corresponding pubertal changes.

It is not immediately clear if the curriculum is used in Seattle Public Schools.

Earlier this year, Seattle Public Schools drew the ire of parents when it was discovered that the district offers “gender reaffirming care” to students at no cost. Two health centers at the district are operated by a Washington State nonprofit which provides, among other things, gender transition medications and referrals for gender transition surgeries.

One parents’ group told CITC at the time that the offering of such care “creates a really troubling situation” for families, noting that schools “aren’t doctor offices.” Seattle Public Schools defended its health centers, saying the centers “follow all applicable laws and regulations.”

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