A Chicago elementary school substitute teacher and the school that hired her are under fire after teaching sixth graders at Fiske Elementary about controversial local rapper Chief Keef. Parents say the material is inappropriate.
Young people growing up in Chicago may very well hear Chief Keef and know about his criminal history, but parents did not expect him to show up in a school lesson plan.
A spokeswoman for Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday was the teacher’s last day. She was teaching music class.
“If you were a sub, you were supposed to take on whatever assignment the regular teacher was given, not what you wanted to give them,” says Fiske parent Shawnta Powell.
Powell says she is upset to learn the sub had a lesson based on Chief Keef.
Keef’s real name is Keith Cozart. A Chicago rapper, he has notoriously been in and out of trouble for years. Keef grew a following with his hard street lyrics laced with profanity and references to drugs and violence.
“With this assignment you’re basically teaching children, ok, well you can go out there and get you some guns,” says parent Katrina Sanders.
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