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Outrage at school’s ‘group of idiots’ quiz

A US school has launched an investigation over a question in a teacher’s quiz was leaked online and labelled “highly inappropriate”.

A US high school has sparked outrage after students were asked to identify “a group of idiots” in a quiz — and the only answers to choose from were “highly inappropriate”.

The controversial multiple-choice question was presented to students at Whitney High School, California, by a social scientist teacher last Thursday.

The question read: “A group of complete idiots is: a) KKK, b) all of Florida, c) Fox News, or d) Texans.”

The school has vowed to conduct a “thorough investigation” after furious parents said the question was intended to ridicule conservative students, the NY Post reports.

Principal Justin Cutts vowed to take “appropriate disciplinary steps” in a letter to parents over the weekend as he acknowledged their concerns about the quiz.

“The Whitney High School Administration Team and the Rocklin Unified School District recognises and shares their concerns and is conducting a thorough investigation,” he said.

“Whitney High and Rocklin Unified is committed to providing each student, family and staff with a safe and welcoming environment.

“While personnel matters will remain confidential, appropriate disciplinary steps will be taken.”

The teacher hasn’t been publicly named but some parents insisted it isn’t the first time he has made disparaging comments about conservatives or the Republican Party.

“The question on the test is really blatant obviously and that’s out there,” one parent told Fox.

“This has been the first time it has been looked at of him crossing the line.”

Another said, “We all have different beliefs. This is the United States and we all come from different backgrounds and everybody should be okay with who they are.”

Social media has erupted since the question went viral, causing divide about whether the question was actually “inappropriate”.

“I like that quiz, sounds like that teacher should get tenure,” one reasoned.

“Somebody has a lot explaining to do to keep their job,” another argued.

This article appeared originally on the NY PostIt was reproduced with permission

Source: news.com.au

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