Hopewell teacher reassigned after controversial ‘boy toy’ quiz

Posted at 10:02 PM, Dec 01, 2017

HOPEWELL, Va. -- The Hopewell teacher responsible for assigning what school leaders call an “inappropriate” classroom assignment has been reassigned within the school system.

The teacher at Carter G. Woodson Middle School came under scrutiny weeks ago after assigning a controversial "Family Quiz" worksheet in a Family & Consumer Sciences class.

The quiz asked middle school students to define "Mistress", "Boy Toy" and "Trophy Wife," among other things.

Pop Quiz

Question: What do you call it when a married person has a relationship with someone else?

Answer: An affair

Question: What do you call a married man's girlfriend?

Answer: Mistress

Question: What do you call the much younger boyfriend of an older woman?

Answer: Boy Toy

Question: What do you call the much younger and beautiful wife of an older, wealthy man?

Answer: Trophy wife

Many parents question how the assignment was ever approved for the classroom. Turns out, it wasn't.​

At the time, Hopewell Schools Superintendent Dr. Melody Hackney said the teacher downloaded the quiz from the internet and that it was not a part of the approved curriculum.

“This assignment was also not included or referenced in the teacher's weekly lesson plans that are reviewed and approved in advance of instruction," she wrote in a statement.

Friday, Hackney confirmed to CBS 6 that the teacher has been moved to another position within the school system.

However, she did not specify what the teacher’s new role. CBS 6 is working to find out what the teacher is doing now.



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