Parents of children who attend a middle school in Florida are voicing their concerns over a form asking the students how privileged they are based on their sexuality and mental state.
The form, issued during a Spanish class at Monroe Middle School in Tampa, Fla., to students in the seventh and eighth grades, was entitled “How much privilege do you have?” followed by a series of questions the children had to answer.
The questions included what gender they were, what they believed their sexual orientation is, what religion they practiced and any disability they may or may not have.
One mother, whose daughter received the form, said her child should have only been learning Spanish and nothing else.
“[My daughter’s] 12. Some of these things should be taught at home,” said Regina Stiles to WTSP News.
Stiles also said she didn’t like how the unidentified teacher went about defining what a disability was.
“[My daughter] has ADHD and apparently the teacher said there are some kids in this class that have ADHD, and ADHD is a mental illness, that’s why she circled [it],” said Stiles.
“To me ADHD is not a mental disability,” she continued.
A spokesperson for the school district said the form was not approved by the principal.
“This is not a district form, this is a teacher-generated form and it was without principal consent and at the district level we do not collect that information,” said Tanya Arja to WTSP.
According to WTSP, the students did not need to turn in the paper because the form was supposed to teach the students about diversity and inequality.
The unknown teacher has since been removed from the class while the school district continues to investigate.