A Middle School Teacher is Suspended for Assigning His Students Homework Containing Kodak Black Lyrics
Teachers have been using rap lyrics in classrooms for years.
With that being — and it’s kind of crazy that we have to say this — only certain rappers are appropriate for grade school students.
And we can probably all agree that Kodak Black isn’t one of them.
A music teacher at Bethune Middle School in Dekalb County, Ga was suspended after he assigned his students a homework assignment that contained Kodak Black lyrics from the A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie song “Drowning.”
The teacher wanted students to take the lyrics from the song and turn them into something positive.
Here’s how the homework looked:
Parent’s were outraged by this assignment. One parent, named Crishana Wright, talked to WSB-TV about her displeasure with the assignment:
“It was really against everything I try to teach them, you know?…I’m reading all these words and I immediately asked her why she had this and she said it was an assignment.”
After the teacher was suspended, the superintendent released a statement saying:
“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.”
Watch a video about the controversy from WSB-TV below.