Utah High School Teacher Is Placed On Leave After Upsetting Teens With "Morality" Questionnaire

Submitted by: 5cats 1 month ago in News & Politics


According to Utah's Deseret News, a class full of 16-year-old students in a class at Roy High School were handed a 'Sex and Drugs Quiz' by their teacher Candace Thurgood and told it was mandatory: Fill it out and hand it in if you want a grade.

This was the idiotic "morality" questionnaire created by Ann Landers way back in 1981, based on one she created in 1967 and expanded. Even back then it was useless. It was the pre-internet version of 'clickbait' designed to have a flood of mail-letters (positive or negative, it didn't matter) come in response. 

The quiz give out 'points' for the most innocent or the most 'immoral' things: and scoring too many makes you a terrible person, or something. It was to be taken by teens or used by parents to rate their teen-age children.

Seriously, points for going on a date? For saying 'I love you'? This in 2017? 

The teacher has been suspended pending further review.

Note: FancyLad scored the maximum humanly possible, or so I've heard...

No doubt various IAB members will gleefully take the quiz :-) but remember kids: answer honestly now, it isn't a competition to get the highest score! And it seems like girls have a way easier time of racking up the points, talk about sexism.
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Male 1,798
Well, I'm "hopeless and condemned". Pretty much what I expected going in...
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Male 3,213
I scored 82, and I am almost as traumatized as that time I saw a banana in a tree.
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Male 1,798
captkangaroo Damn, I forgot to be traumatized the last time I saw a banana hanging in a tree. It was a banana tree, in my back yard, and the banana was growing from it, but I'm sure I was supposed to be traumatized...
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Male 8,560
captkangaroo I scored 107, which included 30% of them being a '0'.  So I think I  had the wrong test. 
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Male 682
Where's the link to the quiz?

Update: Never mind found it.
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Male 1,746
Ooh, I scored a 79...I'm "Headed for serious trouble!"
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Male 40,772
Hummm, Headline and description highly modified, but the post itself is what I wrote :-) Just mentioning.

Edit: I didn't see that people were wondering :p It was Fancy (as he's said below) not me! Lolz!

Oh: it's a different link. The one I used was crappy though, so no worries!

The Lander test is really stupid, it's at the Link. If not I'll find it and link that.

http://www.sltrib.com/news/2017/09/11/after-giving-students-drug-and-sex-quiz-that-scored-their-decency-utah-teacher-placed-on-leave/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

It's at this site: 30 questions, good luck! (same questions as the Fancy Post but this one gives various points not just 5 each)
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Male 4,242
5cats that is pretty low key. Most parents don't ever want to think of their kids as being capable of low morality
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Male 4,242
I want to see a copy of the quiz
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Male 40,772
dm2754 Fancy provided a version of it in a separate post, but it's the '5 points' one, not the variable points one I linked in my comment above.
The original link I gave had it there, but that was a crappy site :p So this one is much nicer, both in the post and my comment.
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Male 9,769
Wait. Did you write the "snowflakes" title 5cats? This is about kids in Utah being given a questionnaire about sex and drugs. Surely you aren't implying that the parents getting upset are liberals?
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Male 4,242
holygod snowflakes has absolutely nothing to do with being liberal. 
The origin of the phrase comes from self-esteem boosting programs in schools. "every child is unique and as beautiful as a snowflake"
So anyone who thinks they are special or privileged is a snowflake. (Political affiliation unnecessary)
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Male 9,769
dm2754 I agree. However, when 5cats says it?
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Male 4,242
holygod LOL I see
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Male 40,772
dm2754 I didn't say it tho, my title and front page description weren't used. Most of the Post Text is mine tho... not the link.
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Male 20,917
holygod Editing "snowflakes" out -- that was my word because they sound like snowflakes. I just calls 'em like I sees 'em.
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Male 1,871
holygod 
Snowflakes come in many forms, liberal is only one.  
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You diety-privileged cis-snowflake racist.
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