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MONROE, MI — It may have started as a joke based on a top 10 list appearing on David Letterman’s TV show more than 20 years ago, but officials with the Monroe Public Schools aren’t laughing.
A teacher at Monroe High School was placed on administrative leave for handing out an assignment asking students to rate the jokes about the “Top Ten Talents of Contestants in the Miss Iraq Pageant” from funniest to least funny. The list was first done as a joke by Letterman.
The assignment was passed to students in a math class at the school on Nov. 10. The teacher, who has not been named by the school district, updated the Letterman list slightly to include more modern “talents.”
Among the other “talents” listed in the original skit by Letterman were “Blowing self up in a car in a parking lot,” “Describing what they would look like in a bathing suit if they were permitted to wear one” and “Withstanding the kick of a donkey.”
A copy of the assignment provided to MLive by a student at Monroe High School had several of the original “jokes” from Letterman’s list in the assignment.
Students were then asked to make a scatterplot graph comparing their rankings to Letterman’s rankings.
Monroe High School principal Sandy Kreps issued a statement Wednesday, Nov. 16, on the school’s website where she confirmed the assignment related to Letterman’s bit was issued and brought to the attention of faculty by students.
“On Thursday, November 10, 2016, one of our teachers gave an assignment from David Letterman’s Top 10 that did not promote a safe environment for our MHS community,” Kreps wrote. “Two students from the class immediately reported this to MHS administration and completed incident reports.”
Kreps said an investigation began the next day and yesterday. The Monroe News reported the teacher was placed on paid leave while the investigation takes place.
“The following day, I explained to the students in the class that this assignment is not valid nor should it ever been given,” Kreps wrote. “It will be removed from Power School and the assignment thrown out.”
Kreps also explained that the school works hard to create a safe environment for all students and that anyone who feels unsafe are asked to contact faculty to share their concerns.
Students do not have to raise their concerns in person, as they may also email or call school officials in order to maintain confidentiality, she wrote.