Outrage Over Teacher's Awful 9/11 Assignment
Writing assignment given to 7th-graders angers parents
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Sep 13, 2013 9:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – A homework assignment on the anniversary of 9/11 is the source of controversy in Texas after the instructions asked 7th-grade students to write a farewell letter as if they were about to die in the attack. A language arts teacher at Fairview Junior High in Alvin, Texas, asked students to pretend they were trapped in one of the towers or planes, then asked who they would write a letter to if they knew they were going to die.