Ohio teacher resigns after assigning students bizarre quiz

A Ohio high school language arts teacher resigned this week after a controversial quiz she gave her students controversy provoked.


A Ohio high school teacher who reportedly gets a bizarre quiz of last week on the morality of incest and the killing of animals, resigned Monday amid swift parental opposition, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

Sarah Gilliam, 35, who had been an English teacher at Hilliard Bradley High School since 2007, said the quiz was meant to provoke thought, said Stacie Raterman, a district spokeswoman, quoted by the Uk.

The quiz allegedly stated 36 scenarios in which the students were to respond on a seven-step scale ranging from “Not OK” to “OK”.

Among the bizarre questions in the quiz will be obtained by Columbus’ FOX 28 were: “A man kills a baby rabbit with a knife on a live TV show,” and “A brother and sister decide that they want to sleep with each other but once, to see what it would be, but the use of a condom and the pill.”

Teacher at Hilliard Bradley High School placed on leave after disturbing quiz questions

— WTTE FOX 28 (@fox28columbus) September 7, 2018

The quiz on the website, contains different quizzes: one determines the quiz taker’s gender, while other rates of the quiz taker the level of agreement with the statements of the President of Donald Trump.

One of the student, the parents, Todd Sandberg, said he wrote a description of Gilliam of the command on Facebook, to inform other parents after his son described it to him. Sandberg told the Dispatch his post caused “a storm.”

Gilliam was placed on administrative leave Thursday following the school district of the research of the quiz. On Monday, the council said it had accepted Gilliam’s resignation.

“While the district’s approved curriculum and teaching materials that encourage students to think critically, a variety of items in this online quiz were simply inappropriate and inconsistent with the established classroom resources,” read a statement from the Hilliard Board of Education.

Hilliard Bradley high School is located in Hilliard, Ohio, approximately 14 miles west of Columbus.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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