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North Carolina school pulls ‘diversity inventory’ lesson

August 29, 2019

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina high school has pulled a lesson which asked students to answer questions about their gender, sexuality, religion and socio-economic status.

News outlets report an English teacher at Heritage High School in Wake Forest asked 10th-grade students on Wednesday to answer a “Diversity Inventory” worksheet which asked questions about themselves, their friends and their family. It was passed out on the second day of school.

The Wake County Public School System said in a statement that after a parent complained, the principal reviewed it and ordered the teacher to stop it immediately. The school system said the “Diversity Inventory” worksheet in question is not a district-provided resource.

Dina Bartus told WNCN in Raleigh that her son broke down and started crying because he felt uncomfortable with the worksheet.

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