A public school in San Antonio recently distributed a homework assignment to 7 & 8 year old children with what appears to be a liberal political message.
The homework assignment (shown below) asks students to write down the name of the current US President on a fill-in quiz sheet. Joe Biden is listed as one of the options at the bottom of the page but the name of Donald Trump, our current US President, is missing.
Obviously this is a false statement that appears to have an underlying political agenda. President Trump's legal team is still challenging the election results in court and the incumbent candidate hasn't yet conceded. The electoral college has yet to officially count their votes and, even if the votes are cast for Joe Biden, the political candidate won't be inaugurated until late January 2021. Regardless of who won the 2020 election (which, again, is yet to be determined) Donald Trump is still the President of the United States. This is an indisputable fact.
The homework assignment also asked the student to list the name of the Vice President and, while Democrat Kamala Harris was an option listed at the bottom of the page, current Vice President Mike Pence was not mentioned.
A parent of a 2nd grade student from Pearce Elementary School in Southside ISD (San Antonio) contacted Texas State Rep Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) after noticing the misleading information in the home work assignment. The homework was assigned on December 1st, 2020. The assignment was part of a civics lesson and the parent believes the assignment was part of the official school district curriculum.
"This kind of assignment has no place in the classroom," said Rep Cain, "There’s no way this was an accident or some oversight. It’s an overt act of brainwashing children."
This is not the first time in recent history that a public school in Texas has asked elementary aged school students to complete an assignment with an apparent underlying liberal political message. In March 2019 a Houston-area teacher asked students to review an essay that appeared to be critical of President Trump, according to a report.
We reached out to the superintendent of Southside ISD but have not yet heard back. We will update this article when new information becomes available.
Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speak during the first U.S. presidential debate hosted by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Trump and Biden kick off their first debate with contentious topics like the Supreme Court and the coronavirus pandemic suddenly joined by yet another potentially explosive question -- whether the president ducked paying his taxes. Photographer: Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images