Middle school parents were stunned when a teacher sent home lyrics to a rap song laced with profanities and instructed students to rewrite the song in a more “positive” way.
The assignment, handed out by a music teacher, was to rewrite a rap song from rapper Kodak Black (pictured above) that was filled with “expletives, violence and sexually suggestive lyrics,” WSB-TV Atlanta reported.
Sixth-grader Kalani Wright immediately knew there was a problem with the assignment saying, “I saw that and I was like, ‘My mom would be mad.’”
Kalani’s mother, Crishana Wright, could not believe the assignment and said it went against everything she and her husband try to instill in their daughter.
“It was really against everything I try to teach them, you know?” Wright said on Tuesday. “I’m reading all these words and I immediately asked her why she had this and she said it was an assignment.”
The song features lyrics such as “I’m the sh*t I’m fartin’, I don’t know how to potty,” and “I talk for myself, b*tch, I don’t need no f**king voucher.”
The superintendent for the school district issued the following statement regarding the teacher who issued the assignment:
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.