*Oklahoma City Public Schools is not happy with the new Hip-Hop curriculum that calls the founding fathers “old dead white men.” So the district is delaying the release of the new studies aimed at at-risk youth in the area.
Known as Flocabulary, the program is a music-based educational tool that uses raps, rhythms and rhymes to help students learn and memorize everything from vocabulary and English to math and social studies. The Superintendent has said:
“We’re making sure that whatever we do, first, we do no harm, the science behind the concept is wonderful. There may be some things, though, that are in appropriate that we need to be careful about.”
Fifteen teachers expressed their discontent for the rap lyrics, causing the district to make their decision.
“I just don’t think we were real careful where we deployed it,” Allen said. “Not all parts of it are real affective for the more troubled youth.”
Some of the raps from the class include:
“Andrew Jackson, thinks he’s a tough guy./ Killing more Indians than there are stars in the sky./ Evil wars of Florida killing the Seminoles./ Saying hello, putting Creek in the hell holes./ Like Adolf Hitler he had the final solution./ ‘No, Indians, I don’t want you to live here anymore.”