Middle Schoolers Quizzed on Words 'Popo, Bling Bling, True Dat'

Eric Scheiner | August 11, 2016 | 3:16pm EDT
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Some middle school students in Georgia got a lesson in slang from the streets this week and some parents are not pleased.

WSAV-TV is reporting a class at Godley Station School got quizzed on words like “punked,” “popo,” “true dat” and “bling bling.”

A parent posted the quiz online and now many are questioning what arrived on the desks of some Savannah-Chatham students this week.

Labeled as “Geography Jumpstart,” the instructions of the worksheet called for the middle school class to define words like “yo,” “dog,” “punked,” “popo,” “sportin’” and “bling-bling” based on the context of sentences provided.

Alderman Van Johnson is one of several who posted it online in disbelief. “If it is meant to be funny- excuse me for not laughing,” Johnson said in his soial media post.

School district spokesperson Sheila Blanco said parent concern pushed the principal to pull the handout from the teacher’s lesson. However, there was an educational goal in the worksheet, she added.

“Obviously, as teachers they’re always trying to find fun and engaging ways to teach students lessons,” Blanco told WSAV-TV. “This teacher was teaching a lesson on how language and, in this case, slang can change from area to area and from decade to decade.”

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