Florida teacher reassigned after Trump identified as an 'idiot' on middle school quiz
A Florida teacher landed in hot water after parents complained about an assignment given to their children that identified President Donald Trump as an "idiot."
An anonymous father, whose child attends Watson B. Duncan Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens, complained to school administrators after his daughter showed him a multiple-choice question that was part of a recent quiz.
The prompt read, "45th Pres; 2017; Republican; Real Estate businessman; Idiot," and the possible answers were, "Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan."
As Trump is the 45th president of the United States, was sworn into office in 2017, is a Republican and is a former business mogul, he is the only possible answer for the question, although the final distinction was apparently ad-libbed by the teacher.
"My daughter was doing her homework at the dinner table and she said to me, 'Daddy, you gotta see this question,'" the angered father told WPBF. "I took one look and it was very unacceptable. It's an obvious example of indoctrination at our school system where teachers are forcing their opinions on our children. This is the first time I actually saw it in writing. It's quite a different thing than when I hear it verbally."
Following the man's complaint, Phillip D'Amico, the school's principal, sent a letter to parents apologizing for the incident, and "for the offensive verbiage used in the question."
"A question on a quiz given by your child's Computer Applications teacher yesterday was brought to my attention this morning," D'Amico wrote in a letter obtained by CNN. "The question was inappropriate and demonstrated an unacceptable lack of good judgment on the part of the teacher. An investigation is now underway, and the teacher has been reassigned during this process."