SALEM, UTAH, November 20, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) ─ The Nebo School District was still apologizing to parents Friday after news broke Thursday that a ninth grade teacher had assigned students to make an ISIS propaganda poster.
The poster was supposed to illustrate concepts the students had studied when learning about propaganda and its role in terrorism. But when parents became aware of the assignment and complained, the Nebo School District canceled the assignment.
The Salem Junior High teacher did not have the assignment officially approved, and was new to the staff this year, a district spokeswoman said, adding that the teacher in question is patriotic and comes from a military background.
“Salem Junior High recently learned from concerned parents of an assignment regarding extremists use of propaganda to spread untruths and misunderstandings,” said a statement the district released Friday.
“Upon learning of this assignment, the administration reviewed the concerns with parents and teachers. After consultation, the assignment was immediately withdrawn. If parents have any concerns, please call the administration at Salem Junior High.”