Parents Flip Out Over High School 'Suicide Note' Writing Assignment
The parents of teenagers at York Prep High School on New York City's Upper West side are spazzing because of a creative writing assignment given to their kids. Namely, writing a first-person letter from the perspective of someone planning on committing suicide. Trying to teach kids is hard.
Based upon the book The Secret Life of Bees – which I have seen in every airport I've ever been to in the past few years and still not read – the teacher asked the students to pretend they had died as one of the main characters, May Boatwright