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JOHN DAY — For as long as children have been going to school there has been a debate about what sort of instruction is appropriate for teachers to give and what should be left to parents. An assignment given to Grant Union Junior High English students has reignited that debate and created a firestorm on social media.

English students in Rebecca Batease’s class were given an assignment in the form of a daily prompt on their school Chromebooks on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The prompt included these questions:

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