(GoRealNewsNow.com) – A middle school in Utah gave sixth-graders insects to consume as part of a climate change assignment and told them that the only way for Americans to save the environment was to “eat bugs.”
The insect-eating assignment was given to Spring Canyon Middle school students in the Nebo School District on March 7, Fox News reported, citing Amanda Wright, mother of one of the affected students.
The climate change task teaching students to eat bugs was part of an English class, during which the children were told that cows were “killing the world,” whereas having insects as food would save it.
“Middle schoolers loved the ‘ewww’ factor, many of them gave bugs a try (and even a few staff members!). Many thanks to our English teachers for creating fun and engaging lessons,” the Spring Canyon Middle school said about the assignment.
The school district stated the insects were bought from a commercial venue that is “safe for consumption.”
Concerned parent Amanda Wright, however, declared that the students were subjected to “indoctrination” into a “dark climate change religion.”
After her daughter found the assignment uncomfortable, the mother challenged school principal Alison Hansen.
It turned out that the climate change assignment asked the students to draft an argumentative essay but allowed only one answer: that humans should eat insects instead of cows.
To convince them to eat the bugs, some students received extra credit.
Wright reacted by making an appointment with the administration and recording the meeting.
“[My daughter] wasn’t given an option to give an argument,” the mother complained.
“Well, the assignment was about finding facts to support,” principal Hansen said.
“All the evidence has suggested, that we probably should be eating bugs – it’s good for the environment, etc. But I didn’t know that that was an offensive topic to indicate,” teacher Kim Cutler reacted.
Wright’s daughter made a separate recording in the classroom.
“How come we can’t state our opinion and write that we shouldn’t be eating bugs?” she asked Cutler.
“Because we don’t have any evidence to support it,” the teacher replied before elaborating,
“It’s kind of weird that I gave you a topic where there is only one right answer. We don’t want to eat bugs and it’s gross. But should we be eating bugs? Yeah, because we’re killing the world by raising cows and animals. So we need to, not get rid of cows, but like, try to balance our diet so that not so much of our land is being used to raise cows, cause it’s killing the Ozone layer.”
“What if you wanted to…” the student interrupted.
“You don’t have any evidence to support it. There’s only one right answer to this essay. And it’s that Americans should be eating bugs. Everyone in the world is eating them, it’s healthy for the environment, and there’s just, there’s only one right answer,” Cutler declared.
She later told the parent the “indoctrination” that humans must eat bugs was given in district training.
“I am not aware of the agenda part. I am sorry for that… it wasn’t intending to harm anyone,” the teacher said.
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