A music teacher from a Georgia middle school has been suspended for using profane Kodak Black lyrics for a classroom assignment, WSB-TV reports.
The lyrics in question are from A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Kodak’s song “Drowning.”
The exercise was for sixth-graders to take the rap lyrics and come up with their own positive words.
Crishana Wright told WSB-TV she was upset when she discovered what her daughter Kalani brought home from DeKalb County Bethune Middle School.
“It was really against everything I try to teach them, you know?” she said. “I’m reading all these words and I immediately asked her why she had this and she said it was an assignment.”
Kalani knew the worksheet was going to anger her mother.
“I saw that and I was like, ‘My mom would be mad,’” the sixth-grader said. “I don’t really see how you can make that positive but to say don’t do it.”
The district’s superintendent issued a statement to concerned parents.
“The assignment was inappropriate, unacceptable and contrary to our standards,” the statement read. “The employee responsible has been removed from the classroom and will be held accountable for such poor judgment. While we encourage teacher creativity, the expectation is that the instruction is always standards-based and age appropriate.”