Vote: Teachers Uses Lil Wayne Lyrics To Teach 8th Graders

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A Florida teacher has been suspended for giving his students Lil’ Wayne lyrics to read for homework. The eighth-grade English teacher got into hot water after asking his students to read the uncensored “6 Foot 7 Foot” and find examples of “figurative language” in the song. That didn’t fly with many of their parents.

The school’s principal told parents students were having trouble grasping literary techniques, and that the teacher assigned the “colloquial material” so they could relate to it better. Still, he suspended the teacher for three days for not clearing the material first.

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