New York City: Slavery Math Questions Cause Stir

 

A New York City school teacher was reprimanded for using slavery to teach math. (Google Images)

A New York City school teacher was reprimanded for using slavery to teach math. (Google Images)

MSN News is reporting that parents, teachers and administrators are in an uproar over a New York City teacher’s poor decision to give a homework assignment that used scenarios about killing and whipping slaves to teach math. The unidentified teacher clearly hasn’t been paying attention to the firing of other teachers for giving tests with insensitive and offensive questions, like a third-grade teacher in Washington, DC last year.

The homework assignment used scenarios about killing and whipping slaves to teach math. One question asked if a slave was whipped five times a day, then how many times a month was he whipped?

School principal Adele Schroeter says she was “appalled” by the questions and has ordered sensitivity training for the entire school.

Read more at MSN News.

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