A Texas school is receiving backlash from parents after a students received a quiz stating the coronavirus is a “scam.”
According to KMOX, Pearland Junior High East handed students a quiz that included a “true of false” question over whether COVID-19 is a “scam.” To the surprise of students and parents, entering “false” was marked as an incorrect answer.
A parent at the Pearland school posted an image of the quiz online.
“Had it been worded in a way that they could give their opinions and not be marked incorrect, it could have started a conversation that was relevant to today’s news and been a great way to start the year in science class,” Elizabeth Madrigal said. “It could have gauged the kids’ understanding of the pandemic and really been a good opener to the science behind all of it.”
According to the principal of the school, Dr. Charles Allen, the question was meant to “spark a conversation.”
Telling kids that a pandemic is a “scam” doesn’t seem like a way to “spark a conversation.” It just seems like they’re attempting to put a narrative in kids’ minds.