‘Do You Watch PORNOGRAPHIC VIDEOS?’: Arizona Teacher’s Personality Quiz Has Parents Fuming

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A high school teacher in the suburbs of Phoenix is on leave after a teacher gave a risqué, 200-question personality quiz to students last week.

The unidentified teacher at Betty Fairfax High School in Laveen, Ariz. gave the quiz to about 100 students in total, reports local ABC affiliate KNXV-TV.

“Do you watch pornographic videos?” reads one sample question from the personality quiz at the taxpayer-funded school.

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“Would you go to a wife-swapping party?” reads another query.


Other questions from the extensive, self-scored personality quiz include “Do you prefer ordinary sex?” and “Have you ever felt the urge to kill someone?” Also: “Do you dislike foreigners?”

The students who took the quiz ranged from 14-year-old freshmen to 18-year-old seniors.

Some parents in Laveen are unhappy.

“I think it was very, very, very inappropriate for my 15-year-old to get those questions,” mad mom Karina Vega told KNXV.

Vega added that her son would not tell her the exact content of some of the bawdy questions because he thought he’d be in trouble.

Officials at Fairfax High sent a letter home to parents calling the quiz “inappropriate, highly personal, and even offensive,” the ABC station notes.

School district officials have placed the teacher on administrative leave. They say the quiz violates policies and that the teacher failed to seek prior approval.

Administrative leave is almost always paid.

An investigation is pending.

“We’re going to be talking to our teachers and administrators to review our processes and understand how materials are approved and vetted,” school district spokesman Craig Pletenik told Phoenix CBS station KPHO.

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