This Teacher Was Fired Over Homework That Asked Inappropriate Questions

here are certain topics that middle school kids are exposed to whether through friends, the Internet, or media that could be considered a little controversial. That's to say, they're not stupid and they're aware of things related to race and sex, for example.

But if you're a middle school teacher, it's probably not the best idea to create a forty-one question homework assignment titled, "How Comfortable Are You?" that asks them that very question about things like being "invited to a gay bar," and "sitting next to an Arab man on a plane."