Why Is The Government Asking High School Students These Very Inappropriate Questions?
Student surveys have become a point of contention across the country as many parents only find out AFTER the survey has been taken.
Some surveys have been downright intrusive and have contained sexually explicit content for very young children.
Other surveys, such as the one reported on at Chicks On the Right, seem to gather information that makes no sense to students and appears to only be pushing for political thought going into the 2016 elections.
A parent whose child is a junior Mt. View High School in Marana, Arizona posted pictures on Facebook of a survey that her student was instructed to fill out during class. Without parents knowing that this was going on AT ALL!
In an email conversation with this parent, I found out more to the story. The fine print does say that it’s completely voluntary, but what 15- or 16-year-old ever reads that? Students were instructed BY THEIR TEACHERS that they had 45 minutes to fill out the survey, with no further mention of the survey’s voluntary nature. And it’s not like high schoolers are inclined to question their teachers when they’re given something to complete during a school day.
The parent was able to contact the school and spoke with the school’s Associate Principal, Michael Beck. Turns out the survey was “spearheaded” (Mr. Beck’s words) by the school’s Principal, Patricia Cadigan who also asked the school’s Instructional Intervention (which sounds like it’s a fancy word for “study hall”) to give this survey to students. The parent has reached out to other school district officials who have not gotten back to her yet, but from what she was able to tell me, other parents are furious (and rightfully so!)
Some of the photos of the questions from Chicks on the Right are below.