This was in the Caller/Times Wednesday morning. Notice how I didn't use the picayune word.....
Teacher: 'How many rich white guys signed the Declaration of Independence?'Beatriz Alvarado, Corpus Christi Caller Times Published 9:30 a.m. CT Sept. 19, 2018 | Updated 5:42 p.m. CT Sept. 19, 2018
Tuloso-Midway ISD teacher's homework assignment drew ire from followers of the Lago in the Morning radio show.
Superintendent Rodney Sumner confirmed the assignment came from a Tuloso-Midway High School teacher.
Two of the 25 questions in the pictured handout that AM radio show host Jim Lago posted on his Facebook profile Tuesday could and should have been worded differently, Sumner said.
The homewerk assignment questions were:
"In which section are the colonies first referred to as the 'United States of 'Merica?'""How many rich white guys signed the Declaration of Independence?"
Lago also published the images on the 1360 KKTX-AM News Radio's iHeart radio page.
Sumner lamented the word choice and said the assignment has been discussed with the educator, but declined to provide details on what measures were taken by school administrators, citing it's a personnel matter.
"My high school principal has met with the teacher and has taken appropriate actions to address the matter," Sumner states in an email to the Caller-Times. "I did see what was stated by the teacher in the paper and I am certainly disappointed. As a former history teacher, I can think of many other ways to phrase that same question."
The term 'Merica is used "especially to emphasize qualities regarded as stereotypically American, such as materialism or fervent patriotism," according to the Oxford Living Dictionary website.
"Merica! Rich white guys! Move that child out of that class and alert the other parents too!," Facebook user Rene Cobo states in the comment on Lago's post.
"Disgusting," says Susan Mitchell, another Facebook user