Saratoga parents outraged over privilege reflection form

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Some parents in Saratoga Springs are outraged after their high school students were given a “privilege reflection form” in class.

“It’s not acceptable. It’s inappropriate. It’s inexcusable to be even introduced into a classroom,” said Michelle King.

King said her daughter was given the privilege worksheet in her business class

The form consists of categories to rank one’s attractiveness, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and disability– with derogatory language used in some categories.

Each selected answer has points associated with it. The lower the number received at the end, the less privileged that person is on the privilege spectrum. Those with a high score are told to “check daily,” meaning check your privilege.

In a statement, the Saratoga Springs School District said, “An unmodified version of the privilege reflection form was distributed to students without the removal of insensitive words. The District does not condone the use of the document with these insensitive words.”

King said she does not want anyone to be fired over the form, but would like the privilege sheet to no longer be used and distributed in the school district.

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