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Teachers reprimanded after political survey

3 years ago Thursday, September 29, 2011 4:28:53 PM CDT September 29, 2011 Thursday, September 29 2011 Sep 29, 2011 in News
Source: WBRZ

PRAIRIEVILLE- Seventh grade students at Galvez Middle School got a lesson in extreme politics they and their parents may not have expected.

Their social studies teacher prefaced a lesson on political parties with a survey that asked: Are you a Republican or Democrat.

"In my opinion the answers were highly skewed in order to promote one party over another," said Terry Stehlik, who's child was given the survey.

Ascension Parish Schools quickly sent a letter to parents to let them know the teacher made a mistake by using the "teaching tool," and assured them it wouldn't happen again.

"We don't want teachers to teach partisan views to students, we want teachers to approach political views in a balanced way, so that we make sure that we're not being critical of any political party or any political group," said Steve Westbrook, Assistant Superintendent of Ascension Parish Schools.

You can see the full survey here.

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