Can anyone deny what our education system has become after this?

January 8, 2012


File this one under “Are you kidding me?”

Angry parents called for an apology after a Georgia elementary school set a math assignment that used questions about slavery and beatings, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Parents of third grade students at Beaver Ridge Elementary School, Norcross, were outraged after their children brought home a math worksheet featuring questions such as “Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?”

They were also asked, “If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?”

Christopher Braxton, whose eight-year-old son was given the worksheet, told WSB-TV he was “furious” when he read the homework.

“Something like this shouldn’t be imbedded into a kid of the third, fourth, fifth, any grade,” another parent, Terrance Barnett, added. “I’m having to explain to my eight year old why slavery or slaves or beatings are in a math problem. That hurts.”

How does something like this get into our classrooms? Read more here.

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