Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A page from the assignment begins with the following sentences: “Prudence is thirty-four. She’s had sex with twenty-one men and three women.”



A 16-year-old student at a Missouri high school brought home an English class assignment that her mom felt crossed the lines of good taste.

A page from the assignment begins with the following sentences: “Prudence is thirty-four. She’s had sex with twenty-one men and three women.”

The description goes on to say that Prudence met a guy named Larry, and they got romantic and talked about their “sexual histories.” Other topics such as “heavy petting,” being “inhibited in bed” and faking orgasms were covered as well....

The teacher in question confirmed Tuesday night to KTVO-TV that he submitted his resignation after administrators asked for it. The station didn’t name the teacher.

Turns out the photo of the page with the sexual content comes from a satirical short story called “Test” by G.A. Ingersoll, the station said. The text is structured just like a typical page of mathematical word problems, along with instructions, except that the purpose is to “lampoon testing conventions and may not be appropriate for PG audiences,” KTVO said.