Outrage over ‘Slavery homework’ given to GA students
Third graders in in Gwinnett County, Ga., were given math homework Wednesday that asked questions about slavery and beatings.
Christopher Braxton told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta that he couldn’t believe the assignment his 8-year-old son brought home from of Beaver Ridge Elementary school in Norcross.
“It kind of blew me away,” Braxton said. “Do you see what I see? Do you really see what I see? He’s not answering this question.”
The question read, “Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?”
Another math problem read, “If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?”
Another question asked how many baskets of cotton Frederick filled.
“I was furious at that point,” Braxton said.
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The explanation from the school was that apparently the homework was an attempt by the teachers to blend social studies and math together into one assignment. Who in their right mind would think this is a good idea is beyond me.
Even IF every person that reviewed that assignment before it got to students was white, someone still should have said something.
Once again this kind of nonsense comes out of a Southern State. I don’t know why these kinds of things tend to originate in the South more times often than not.
Can’t help but wonder what the wingnut blogs might say about this?