GA school worksheet characterizes 'hypothetical' abortion ban as ‘abuse of power,' prompts parental pushback

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A concerned Georgia-based parent brought to attention an assignment that appeared to have characterized a "hypothetical" abortion ban ruling as an "abuse of power."

The prompt in the assignment states, "The state of Georgia passed a law that bans all abortions under all circumstances. How can the constitutional principle of judicial review deal with this abuse of power?"

The assignment was issued at Savannah Arts Academy and was given to Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., by a parent who wishes to remain anonymous. The parent was able to hand the congressman the assignment because the lawmaker held a "parents roundtable" for parents who were concerned over the state of the education system.

Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools (SCCPSS) confirmed to Fox News Digital that the assignment was indeed issued at Savannah Arts Academy.

SCCPSS is a school district based in Chatham County, Georgia, and has over 38,100 students.

SCCPSS sent a statement to Fox News Digital saying that "this assignment was intended to pose a variety of hypothetical scenarios for the purpose of eliciting constitutional analysis."

"In researching this assignment, the principal discovered that it was originally written in 2021. At that time, the Dobbs decision from the United States Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade had not been issued. Perhaps the teacher should have framed the questions with the language ‘to challenge this as an abuse of power" as opposed to ‘deal with this abuse of power.’"

"There are more than 3000 teachers in the Savannah-Chatham School System. Our teachers are required to teach a curriculum in line with the Georgia Standards of Excellence and we trust that they do so. This is not considered indoctrination and the questions would not run afoul of Georgia’s ‘Divisive Concepts’ law."

On September 8, Carter sat down with concerned parents from across the First District during a roundtable to discuss the state of parents’ rights in education called "A Future that is Free."

Rep. Carter told Fox News Digital that he hosted the roundtable because he "was concerned about the state of education in his district."

"Parents know what is best for their child, especially when it comes to their child’s education. I hosted this roundtable because I was concerned about the state of education in my district, and unfortunately, those fears were confirmed," Carter said.... (Read more)