Elementary school teachers play a key role in children’s development by providing their students basic knowledge to apply to their lives. However, some teachers try to influence children with their own beliefs which, as expected, upsets some parents. Mr. Vincent Ungro, a father from Staten Island, NY complained through social media about his 11-year-old daughter’s Anti-Trump assignment.
A sentence from the vocabulary assignment read:
“President Trump speaks in a very superior and (blank) manner insulting many people. He needs to be more (blank) so that the American people respect and admire him”
Ungro encouraged his daughter not to answer and wrote on the bottom of the worksheet a small note to the teacher:
“Please keep your political views to yourself and do not try to influence my children on them, Thank you”
After the picture of the question became popular online, the teacher received a red flag in her file.
In an interview with Fox, Ungro expressed that, even though this it is already a closed case, it is important for parents to be:
“More diligent into what the schools might be teaching the students”
He added that:
“When someone is doing something that’s unethical, as what this teacher did, or other things, … that disparage this country, we should stand up for it”
“It was unfortunately that some other people didn’t step up, besides me”
What do you think? Is Mr. Ungro exaggerating or it is OK for teachers to influence students with their personal political views? Is this not education bias?
Watch the full video at Fox News