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NYC Teacher Tells Kids to Write Suicide Notes

NYC Teacher Tells Kids to Write Suicide Notes
Posted Wednesday, June 12th 2013 @ 11am  by Kate Seamons, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– English teacher Jessica Barrish apparently doesn't follow international news: Just 6 months ago, a French teacher came under fire for asking her class of 13- and 14-year-olds to pen a suicide note; it didn't end well. Barrish apparently did the very same thing in May, asking students of the same age at NYC's tony York Prep (tuition: north of $40,000 a year) to write a suicide letter from the point of view of a character who takes her own life in theSecret Life of Bees, reports the New York Post. Read the assignment: "How would you justify ending your life? What reasons would you give?"

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