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Teacher Fired Over Homework That Asks Controversial Questions On Race, Sexuality

By Mark Pygas

A teacher at Fox Chapel Middle School in Hernando County, Florida, has been fired after handing out homework that asked students to rate how comfortable they were being "invited to a gay bar," and "sitting next to an Arab man on a plane."

The homework assignment, titled "How Comfortable Am I?"  included 41 questions that parents labelled inappropriate. Sixth grade students were asked to respond to the hypothetical situations on a scale of one to four – with one being "not comfortable at all" and four "completely comfortable."