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BAMAPHIN 22
03-22-2012, 02:30 PM
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."http://now.msn.com/now/0322-slavery-math-problem.aspx#scptm2

CedarPhin
03-22-2012, 03:58 PM
Wow.

tylerdolphin
03-22-2012, 04:07 PM
What goes through someones mind and leads them to the conclusion that using that is a good idea?

Locke
03-22-2012, 04:11 PM
Slave tag? wtf...

Dolphins9954
03-22-2012, 04:27 PM
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LANGER72
03-26-2012, 09:14 PM
This coming from the state that until recently had segrated proms. Some of the small towns there are in the 1850's