School work­sheet quizzed stu­dents on ‘boy toy,’ af­fairs

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HOPEWELL, Va. — Mid­dle school stu­dents in a Vir­ginia home eco­nom­ics class were mis­tak­enly given a work­sheet that quizzed them on what an ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fair is as well as “boy toy” and “tro­phy wife.” WTVR re­ported Mon­day that the teacher at the school out­side Rich­mond, Vir­ginia, had down­loaded the work­sheet from the in­ter­net. The su­per­in­ten­dent for Hopewell schools said it was never part of the cur­ricu­lum.

Par­ents at Carter G. Wood­son Mid­dle School were an­gry. The “Fam­ily Quiz” work­sheet was as­signed Fri­day in a Fam­ily & Con­sumer Sciences class. It be­gan with ques­tions such as “What do you call the fa­ther of your fa­ther?”

But ques­tions also asked: “What do you call it when a mar­ried per­son has a re­la­tion­ship with some­one else?” and “What do you call the much younger boyfriend of an older woman?”

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