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My oldest daughter is finishing up her Freshman year of high school this month. What I am trying to decide is if this situation warrants my contacting the school or not. A little background information first. The problem involves her Honors US History II class. At the beginning of the year she had an awesome teacher and really enjoyed the class. After the Winter break said teacher was promoted to Vice Principal. They hired a new assistant football coach and he took over some of the History classes including her's. While a nice enough young man (he is only 26 lol), he is a bit lack luster as a teacher. Most of class now consists of watching news videos and just going over study packets. Now here is where my issue comes in, I have no problem with news stories being discussed in class. My daughter watches the news herself to some extent and I think it's important for kids to learn about current events. It was one particular story that he shared with the class that has me concerned. He shared a story about a 6 month old child being raped by a family member and how she died of her injuries caused by the rape. They discussed the story in class. My daughter came to me a day or two afterwards because it was still disturbing her and on her mind. While I don't necessarily sugar coat the world when it comes to my kids I felt this was over the top. My DH is pestering me to contact the Principal about this because he feels it's totally out of line. I on the other hand am a little bit on the fence. I am leaning towards calling but I wanted to get a few other Mom's opinions. I asked my daughter how she felt about the entire situation and her response was while she likes this teacher well enough she felt the whole discussion was to much. Of couse she doesn't want one of her teachers to get in trouble and that isn't my intentions. Just a little bit of filtering on certain stories would be nice. But, then again I would hate for them to go to the other extreme and decide they shouldn't share any current events with the students. So! What do you wonderful ladies think??