DARIEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — There’s controversy at a Connecticut high school over a lesson about politics.
Parents in Darien are outraged after they say their children had to go in front of the class and choose answers based on their political views. They say some students were mocked.READ MORE: Candidate Conversations: Curtis Sliwa
The 11th grade lesson included a chart showing right- and left-leaning opinions.READ MORE: Bullet Believed To Have Been Fired By Alec Baldwin Recovered From Film Director's Shoulder
“The kids were quizzed on which party they belong to and then asked to go to the front of the classroom and write their party on the board, at which point they were booed, depending upon which side they chose,” one woman said.
“Feeling like they couldn’t tell the truth. They were afraid of repercussions outside of the classroom,” another woman said.MORE NEWS: Desperate To Find More Staff, Some Fast Food Restaurants Recruiting Customers
The superintendent says teachers are allowed to choose their own materials, but he’s open to eliminating things that some find offensive.