RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – Representative Erin Paré (R-Wake) said someone emailed her and said a flash card depicting a pregnant man that was being used in a Wake County preschool classroom.
In a statement, Paré said she reached out to the principal about this and said the principal had taken action to investigate the issue.
According to Paré’s publication, the principal noted that the cards were used to teach children colors.
“I am grateful that a concerned constituent has come forward and that this issue is being addressed quickly and professionally by Ballentine Elementary School,” Pare said in a Friday press release sent via
W Wake County public school system officials said they were concerned “to learn of the inappropriate teaching materials found in a preschool classroom.”
School district officials said an initial review found the flashcards were not part of the district’s pre-K curriculum.
“An initial review found that flashcards were not tied to the district’s pre-K curriculum, did not supplement, enrich, or augment the curriculum, and were used without the review, knowledge, and/or approval of the principal,” Wake County Public School system officials said in a news release on Friday. “The materials have been removed from the school. The district is investigating the matter.”
Officials also stated that the district strives to provide “quality educational materials that enrich and support the curriculum and enhance student learning.”
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