Mom Gets Shocked After Seeing Her 6-Year-Old Daughter’s Sexist Homework, Rewrites It And Goes Viral

Lynne Polvino, outraged after reading her 6-year-old daughter’s homework assignment that suggests it’s a mother’s job to stay at home, decided to rewrite the entire text. “I was already feeling pretty frazzled, and when I read the assignment, I almost lost it,” Polvino told TODAY. The worksheet featured a story called Back to Work. It asked Polvino’s first-grade daughter Hazel to choose words from word banks to complete the narrative. “Lisa was not happy,” the opening paragraph stated. “Her mother was back at work.”

6-year-old Hazel’s mom could not believe her eyes when she read her daughter’s homework assignment

This is the original

And here’s Polvino’s version of the text

“My shock and dismay quickly turned to outrage. I mean, what decade are we in, anyway?”

“In this day and age, we’re going to tell kids that mothers working outside the home make their children and families unhappy?”

Other people were also disgusted by the worksheet and cheered Polvino’s edit

Polvino voiced her concerns to the teacher via email. She agreed the assignment was outdated and promised to review it