Georgia Teachers Stirring the Pot

  A comment in the New York Daily news article on the metro Atlanta, Georgia teacher or teachers who gave their third graders a test with racially inflammatory questions says it all: "This story is so crazy it's almost unbelievable." Well, it's not believable in the sense that this was simply an inappropriate action on the part of a well-meaning teacher as the Gwinnett County public school spokesperson Sloan Roach claimed. "They were trying to connect what they learned there with the math," Roach said. "This is simply a case of creating a bad question." Two parents, Christopher Braxton and Terrance Barnett, went to the media after their third graders at Beaver Ridge Elementary in Norcross brought home a Math worksheet employing racially charged word problems like: "Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?" "How many baskets of cotton did Frederick fill?" "If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get...(Read Full Post)

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