Why a teacher thought it’d be okay to send students home with Kodak Black lyrics is beyond us, but alas: a Dekalb County, Ga. middle school teacher tried it, and parents are mad as hell.
Crishan Wright, mother of Kalani Wright, told WSB-TV 2 Atlanta that when her sixth-grader came home from Bethune Middle School with the homework assignment, she had to do something.
“I ain’t doing trims, I’m in the cut like I’m a barber/ She call me daddy, but I ain’t her motherf**king father.”
“It was really against everything I try to teach them, you know?” Wright told reporter Carl Willis. “I’m reading all these words and I immediately asked her why she had this and she said it was an assignment.”
The homework prompted students to flip explicit lyrics into more, erm, palatable mantras. Included in the assignment were lyrics to A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s “Drowning” featuring Kodak Black, which read:
“Harley Davidson every day, I’m ridin’ with the chopper/ They hatin’, I know they don’t wanna see a ni**a prosper/ I ain’t doing trims, I’m in the cut like I’m a barber/ She call me daddy, but I ain’t her motherf**king father.”
Needless to say, the teacher has been dismissed.
“The assignment was inappropriate, unacceptable, and contrary to our standards,” the school district’s superintendent said in a statement. “The employee responsible has been removed from the classroom and will be held accountable for such poor judgment. While we encourage teacher creativity, the expectation is that the instruction is always standards-based and age appropriate.”
Bet they’ll think their lesson plans through next time—assuming there is a next time.