A Pennsylvania school district is under fire for asking schoolchildren to divulge who their parents voted for in the 2020 presidential election.
“To the best of your knowledge, in the most recent 2020 presidential election, who was your mother most likely to vote for?” the survey asked.
The four responses were “Donald Trump,” “Joe Biden,” “I don’t know,” and “Other.” Students were also asked who their “father” and “caretaker” voted for.
The high schoolers were also asked about what their parents’ political views were and where they get their news from.
After significant backlash, West Chester Area School District (WCASD) responded Monday on Twitter.
“WCASD is aware of questions regarding a high school student’s survey,” it said. “The survey being shared was created as part of a student’s advanced placement project & intended only to assist with the student’s research. All AP surveys are completely voluntary & anonymous.”
The district said the survey was reviewed, taken down, and deleted any responses that were previously recorded.
“WCASD is examining its procedures regarding the distribution of surveys to students & taking necessary steps to ensure that future student research projects and distribution occur in a fashion consistent with Board policy,” the district concluded.