Friday, November 9, 2012

Daughter Fails 'Gender Bias' Worksheet, Makes Dad Proud [PHOTO]


At first I was with the father here. But after reading the comments left on the Huffington Post article, the issue doesn't seem to be gender bias on the part of the teacher. As someone who works in education, I can understand the other side here. The assignment was requiring the students to demonstrate their comprehension of text: what was the author's point concerning gender bias? In that regard, this student "failed" -- so while, yes, gender specific designations applied to toys is ridiculous and outdated, that wasn't the question being asked. Plus, I thought that, ironically, the father's comment about a female teacher being "old" was a sexist comment. Still, if the student does feel this way concerning toys and gender, even though she didn't get the point of the assignment, she's right on about the other. I like this kid!Daughter Fails 'Gender Bias' Worksheet, Makes Dad Proud [PHOTO]

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