Cedarville, New Jersey, mom Amy Loper was shocked to find out what was in part of her 8th grade son's Common Core Language Arts assignment, according to Fox News:
“It’s insane,” she said. “There is no reason whatsoever to discuss that kind of stuff with a kid. It’s not sex education class. It’s language arts.”
Designed to 'go along with' the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey, the assignment sets up a scenario in which the Myron L. Powell Elementary School students have already made choices to underage drink and have unprotected one-night stand sex with a stranger.
The result is that they acquire herpes. They are then asked to write a “reactive response.”
Loper posted the text of the assignment, along with her outrage, on Facebook:
In her post, Loper notes that she spoke to the superintendent. NBC 10 elaborates:
In an email obtained by NBC10, the superintendent also told the mother her son could opt out of sex education.
“But that’s not the point,” Loper said in response to the email. “My issue is with it outside of health class.”
Loper told NBC 10 her concerns were also with age appropriateness and the lacking in moral values. Parents will be meeting with the teacher of the class, who also created the assignment, to discuss their concerns.