(Abdul–Rahman Oladimeji Bello, Headline USA) A woke middle school in Utah’s Nebo School District fed insects to sixth graders last week as part of an assignment on climate change. According to reports from Fox News Digital, a parent mentioned that the school fed these bugs to the children on claims that it would save the environment from cows that were destroying the world.
The instructions were to write an argumentative essay that required them only to see things from one point of view. The only correct answer was that people should use insects rather than cows as protein sources, as they were destroying the ozone layer with methane gas.
The school found nothing wrong with this disturbing assignment, saying it was a fun and engaging lesson that all students loved. Interestingly, the district revealed that the school purchased the insects from an online store that noted they were safe for consumption.
Parents were immediately outraged upon discovering this English assignment, especially as some students found it uncomfortable.
Amanda Wright, a parent to one of the students, told Fox News that she believed the school was subjecting the students to a “dark climate change religion.”
The school’s principal also supported the assignment in a meeting. He mentioned that the assignment was about “finding facts to support,” which was why the students could not argue.
“All the evidence has suggested that we probably should be eating bugs. It’s good for the environment, etc. But I didn’t know that it was an offensive topic to indicate,” the English teacher, Kim Cutler, said in the meeting.
Further reports noted that Wright’s daughter also took a video recording in class. The student had challenged the English teacher for having only one correct answer in the supposed argument.
“You don’t have any evidence to support it. There’s only one right answer to this essay. And it’s that Americans should be eating bugs,” Cutler demanded. “Everyone in the world is eating them, it’s healthy for the environment, and there’s just, there’s only one right answer,” he concluded.
The district further noted that the teacher offered the students another topic of choice when she realized there was a concern.
“Our district, schools, and teachers do encourage parents and students to come to us with their concerns. We want to continue to be partners in the education of children,” the district said in a statement.