Lynne Polvino is getting praise from across the world on social media after she fixed what some are calling “sexist homework.”
The Huffington post reported that Polvino’s 6-year-old daughter’s homework, titled “Back to Work,” asked students to fill in a story about a girl named Lisa. The girl in the story is unhappy because her mom was going back to work when in the past she stayed home with her.
Upon reading her daughter’s homework, Polvino told TODAY.com, “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 makes their children and families unhappy? That fathers don’t normally do things like cook and wash the dishes?”
The original homework read: “Lisa was not happy. Her mother was back at work. Before Lisa was born, her mother worked in a big office. Yesterday, she told Lisa that she was going back to work. The morning was horrible…”
The revised homework read: “Lisa was happy. Her mother was back at work. Before Lisa was born, her mother worked in a big office. Because it valued her important contributions to the workplace, her employee offered nearly a year of paid maternity leave and flex time upon her return. The morning was wonderful…”
Since posting the revised homework to Facebook, most people praised Polvino for her edits, saying, “In a reasonable and sane world people won’t need to rewrite their children’s homework. Unfortunately, we don’t live in that world and this mother took the time to make some corrections. Way to go Lynne! And thank you from the rest of us hoping we’ll have a chance to see a better world.”
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[Featured Image Credit: Facebook- Lynne Polvino]