An 11-year-old middle school student from Maryland got an assignment from his teacher to draw political sign, so the sixth-grader put together a crayon drawing of the Republican party's elephant mascot defecating on the head of Republican President Donald Trump.
The drawing was dubbed, "Dump Trump Out of Office."
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While the sketch apparently went over well with the kid's teacher at Stevensville's Kent Island Middle School — who gave the drawing a 100 percent score — it didn't win over the young artist's father.
James Smith said he met with school officials, concerned that the teacher's score was encouraging his son to be disrespectful toward Trump, WTTG-TV reported. Smith also said the teacher wouldn't take responsibility and asked the dad if he wanted her to change his son’s grade, the station said.
WTTG reported that Queen Anne’s County Public Schools said in a statement:
As professional educators, our teachers have discretion over lesson planning, student assignments, and how they grade student work. If a parent is unhappy with a grade or other aspect of their child's studies, or in regard to classroom discipline, they may discuss their concern with the teacher. And if they aren't satisfied with teacher's response, they may certainly address the matter with the principal or even pursue it under the formal QACPS complaint process. However, we are not legally permitted to comment publicly on the details of a specific student's academic performance or disciplinary record.