One Connecticut mom isn’t too happy about some of the questions on her childs kindergarten application and she isn’t taking it sitting down. When Cara Paiuk sat down to fill out an application to Aiken elementary school, she was shocked when it asked her questions pertaining to her birth like whether her delivery was by C-section or not, or were there other complications.
She told Fox News “Most parents I have spoken to are outraged, and then they are almost outraged at themselves, like, ‘Did I fill that out? Did I not even question it?’”
Although Paiuk is raising an issue with the form, Tom Moore who is the superintendent of West Hartford Schools said that no one has had an issue with the birth related questions before. Dr Manny Alvarez, the senior managing editor for health at Fox News Channel weighed in on why these questions might be there and why they shouldn’t be.
According to FOX News:
“If you are implying that a vaginal birth child is going to be smarter or more proactive in class than a C-section child, that is not the case.”
“What you are implying in those questions is that you’re going to be able to make some sort of diagnosis and maybe alter or amend the curriculum of the child,” said Alvarez, who also is senior managing editor for health at Fox News Channel. “What is the implication of that question? If you are implying that a vaginal birth child is going to be smarter or more proactive in class than a C-section child, that is not the case.”
If anything, the information gathering could result in a bias against certain children, according to Alvarez.
Paiuk weighed in and hopes that the school will make changes and said
“I think they [the forms] need to be reviewed and updated because everything changes, the world changes, children change, and education changes,” she said.
Moore told FoxNews.com Paiuk “makes a very good point.”
“I would bet heavily that when kindergarten parents in West Hartford register their kids [next year], that question will not be on there,” Moore said.