A good teacher is one who can resonate with their students. Apparently not everyone shares that view. A South Florida eighth grade teacher has been suspended after including Lil Wayne lyrics as part of a homework asisgnment.
One of the parents who agreed with the suspension spoke out about the situation.
“This is crazy,” Guzman said in a WPTV report. “They shouldn’t be giving this to kids in school…I’m uncomfortable reading any of this…They shouldn’t be teaching this stuff in school for language arts. I mean, who in their right mind would give kids something like this?”
The assignment included the following lyrics from Wayne’s “6 Foot 7 Foot”
“Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmers
Got the girl twisted cause she open when you twist her
Never met the bitch, but I fuck her like I missed her
Life is the bitch, and death is her sister
Sleep is the cousin, what a fuckin’ family picture”
Wayne Owens, The school headmaster also spoke out about the situation.
“The lesson was for students to learn to identify literary devices,” Owens said. “The teacher had already introduced Edgar Allen Poe and Shakespeare. Students were having difficulty grasping the concepts of literary devices such as: pun, simile, metaphor, so the teacher used colloquial material. This material did not meet the school’s standards and was not approved. The teacher recognizes that it was totally inappropriate for a school assignment.”
Check out the interview below: