A public school in San Antonio, Texas, gave a homework assignment December 1 to second graders that appeared to ask children to write the name of the current U.S. president, but only offered the name of Joe Biden as a choice, and not that of Donald Trump.
KPRC AM 950 Radio’s Walton and Johnson reported the issue caused a controversy at the Pearce Elementary School in Southside Independent School District (ISD).
The parent of a second-grade student in the district apparently contacted Republican Texas State Rep. Briscoe Cain after noting the information presented in the homework assignment, which was said to be part of a civics lesson.
A Texas public school (Pearce Elementary in Southside ISD, San Antonio) asked 2nd grade students to complete a homework assignment that suggests Joe Biden, not Donald Trump, is the name of America's president. This is 100% false – Trump is president. #LiberalAgenda pic.twitter.com/9VAb7s9Q8o
— Kenny Webster (@KenWebsterII) December 9, 2020
The homework assignment apparently also asked the young children to name the vice president, again offering only the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as an option, but not that of current Vice President Mike Pence.
“This kind of assignment has no place in the classroom,” said Cain, KPRC reported. “There’s no way this was an accident or some oversight. It’s an overt act of brainwashing children.”
A Walton and Johnson article about the issue stated:
Obviously this is a false statement that appears to have an underlying political agenda. President Trump’s legal team is still challenging the election results in court and the incumbent candidate hasn’t yet conceded. The electoral college has yet to officially count their votes and, even if the votes are cast for Joe Biden, the political candidate won’t be inaugurated until late January 2021.
“Regardless of who won the 2020 election (which, again, is yet to be determined) Donald Trump is still the President of the United States,” the article noted. “This is an indisputable fact.”