A Dallas father was shocked and angered to learn that his 11-year-old son’s homework assignment resembled “a diagram of how to become a drug dealer.”
“I walked by and noticed that in big bold letters across the front of his assignment it said, ‘COCAINE,'” Scott Pick told KTVT-TV.
The assignment was a critical thinking exercise about sequences entitled, “Following The Cocaine Trade: From Field to Street.”
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“The amount that they purchase it for is $50,000, but they can easily break it down and sell it for $87,000 on the street level,” Pick quoted the assignment as stating.
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“I felt like they were giving my kid a diagram of how to become a drug dealer,” Pick said. “I was shocked by it. It startled me…I grabbed the paper immediately.”
The school district responded in a statement to KTVT-TV, which read:
Keller ISD takes the issue of drug abuse very seriously, and as such, allocates multiple resources to combat abuse through drug education and intervention. The study sheet in question will be reviewed before being considered for future use. The district will continue its concerted efforts to review, remind, and revise drug educational material on a regular basis.
Pick agrees the project has a use in the proper setting, but a sixth grade science class is not such a setting.
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