You Thought Your Homework Was Bad? An Australian Teacher Tells Kids To Write A Rap About A Serial Killer
You most likely didn't have homework assignments like this when you were in school. In Australia, a ninth-grade teacher has been forced to withdraw an assignment in which the teacher instructed the students to dive into the life of a serial killer.
Check out some of the requirements for the assignment:
- Do an A-Z chart of serial killers.
- Hypothesize what would have happened to Jeffrey Dahmer if he went to a psychologist when he started hurting animals?
- Create a rap about serial killers.
- Decide whether or not it is a good thing that serial killers can make money from being famous for their crimes.
This teacher, who was not identified, asked the kids to first: illustrate how a serial killer would murder someone, then write a poem about a serial killer, put together a mock children's book that would teach young children about serial killers, and then make up a serial killer board game.
As soon as parents caught wind of this assignment, they marched over to the principal of Northern Bay College in Corio, Australia and gave a piece of their mind.
As soon as the principal of Northern Bay College, Ken Massari found out about it, he immediately told the teacher to do away with the assignment. Massari said of the assignment, "This assignment will not be assessed, and this will not impact on the academic progress of any of the ... students."
Just a tip for any parents out there, always review what assignment your children bring home, it could save someone's life!
[via Huffington Post]