From the same Houston correspondent:
After hearing about the pronoun rap, I prodded my son to tell me more about his other classes. Turns out that in Social Studies, their current assignment, as of the end of week 2 of the school year, is to make a “movie poster” about one of the original 13 colonies. The poster should include a drawing, fake quotes from movie reviewers, names of actors who would be in the movie, etc.
Again, this is an assignment for gifted and talented 8th graders.