WEST ALLIS, Wis. – An 11th grade U.S. Government and Politics student believes only a fascist would make the statement: “We should not help the poor, it’s a waste of money.”
But the Nathan Hale High School student – who answered that on a quiz – found out he was “wrong.”
According to the quiz, it’s a conservative who believes that.
“When I picked my son up from school, he asked me what political party did I think thought ‘We should not help the poor, it’s a waste of money,'” the student’s mother, Heather Bronnson, tells EAGnews.
“I answered none, and a discussion took place,” she says.
“He answered ‘E’ which stood for Facism because he couldn’t imagine conservatives or liberals saying such a thing,” according to the mother.
Bronnson tells EAGnews she was “shocked” and “extremely angry” and it bothered her son “a lot.”
“If a 16-year-old believes that a Republican or conservative doesn’t believe in helping the poor, they may view themselves as liberals at a young age … and incorrectly,” she says.
Bronnson contacted the assistant director of instructional services for the West Allis, Wisconsin school district but as of Monday morning, she has yet to hear back.
“The reason that I publicly posted this worksheet is that I hope people will take a look at what their children are learning in school, especially in high school,” she tells EAGnews.
“We tend to only see what they are learning as parents when they need our assistance on something. I think that all parents need to realize that there are things taught sometimes to their kids that aren’t true or at best are misleading.”
The bottom portion of the quiz instructs students to visit a website – gotoquiz.com – and input their answers.
It’s unclear if the student’s name or number are associated with the answers, or who has access to the data once it is entered into the website.
EAGnews contacted the teacher, Amy Lentz, but she did not respond, either. If she does, we will provide it here.