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article imageTeacher suspended for Lil Wayne lyrics homework assignment

By Layne Weiss     Feb 3, 2014 in Entertainment
Boynton Beach - An eighth grade English teacher in South Florida has been suspended for assigning her students a homework assignment that involved explicit lyrics by Lil Wayne.
The Charter Schools of Boynton say they suspended the teacher after she distributed uncensored lyrics to Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot (featuring Cory Gunz, WPTV reports.
The purpose of the assignment was for student to underline examples of figurative language in the song, HipHopDX reports.
"This is crazy," parent Vanessa Guzman told WPTV. "They shouldn't be giving this to kids in school...I'm uncomfortable reading any of this...They shouldn't be teaching this stuff in school for language arts. I mean, who in their right mind would give kids something like this?"
Here is an excerpt from the song via HipHopDX
"Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmers
Got the girl twisted cause she open when you twist her
Never met the bitch, but I fuck her like I missed her
Life is the bitch, and death is her sister
Sleep is the cousin, what a fuckin' family picture."
"The lesson was for students to learn to identify literary devices," school headmaster Wayne Owens said. "The teacher had already introduced Edgar Allen Poe and Shakespeare. Students were having difficulty grasping the concepts of literary devices such as: pun, simile, metaphor, so the teacher used colloquial material. This material did not meet the school's standards and was not approved. The teacher recognizes that it was totally inappropriate for a school assignment."
Vanessa Guzman explained that she understands the reasoning behind the assignment, and even admires the teacher for "thinking outside the box," but she doesn't think it's "appropriate at all."
"It's telling the kids it's ok to swear," Guzman told WPTV.
The teacher, who has an "unblemished" record, will now be suspended for three days.
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