Georgia keeps using slavery to teach school kids math3/22/2012
Once is idiotic, twice is problematic, three times is ... systematic? Another Georgia school has come under fire for a slavery-related incident. On this occasion, a fourth-grade teacher gave students a math problem that read "A plantation owner had 100 slaves. If three-fifths of them are counted for representation, how many slaves will be counted?" A school spokesman said the teacher would not be punished because the question was "meant to educate students on both social studies and math." In January, a teacher at a different Georgia school gave students math problems referring to slaves being beaten. Later that month, parents at yet another school reported their kids played a game of "slave tag."
Are you appalled at these incidents?