Parents Outraged When 'Big Bootie' Question Lands on School Test (VIDEO)

school test paperThe Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district in Charlotte, North Carolina, is facing a "bootie" issue. A big one. And this has nothing to do with Kim Kardashian's Paper magazine photographs. It's been revealed that an Ardrey Kell High School test used by several teachers over the last year or so contains some language deemed highly inappropriate by some parents. While I do understand teachers sometimes have to look to pop culture or use the slang kids use today in order to get students to pay attention and learn, I think this went too far. On a test regarding genetics, students were asked about the probability of inheriting a big bootie.


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This is what was on the biology class assignment:

LaShamanda has a heterozygous big bootie, the dominant trait. Her man Fontavius has a small bootie which is recessive. They get married and have a baby named LaPrincess.

What is the probability that LaPrincess will inherit her mama's big bootie?

One of the students was upset with the question, so she showed her mother, who in turn went to the school to complain. The teacher apologized and said that the assignment was handed down to her by other teachers. It was also reportedly part of the "Summer School Biology Notebook Packet" supplied by the school district, though those in charge at the school say it was not created by them. The offending question has been removed from all tests.

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I'm an open-minded person. I tend to let things slide. I don't see a need to get all in a huff about the unimportant things in life. But I cannot help but wonder what in the heck these teachers were thinking when they put this on the test? Have they been mesmerized by Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass"? Are they huge Kimye fans? Or are they secretly auditioning for a spot on Saturday Night Live? This is almost too comical to believe. But I believe. And I don't blame this mom for questioning why this is on the test. Also, and perhaps most importantly, I'm fairly certain that spelling it "bootie" is incorrect. "Bootie" refers to an ankle boot, also called a shootie, though typically not the preferred choice of word. Booty, as in Kim Kardashian's booty or, in this case, LaShamanda's "bootie," should be with a "y".

Would you be upset if this was on your child's test?


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