Anger at 'slavery' maths homework
on 22/02/2013 16:56:35
Adele Schroeter has ordered sensitivity training for the entire staff of Public School 59 in Manhattan, the Daily News reports.
Education officials say a teacher asked a group of nine to ten-year-olds to write homework questions that blended maths and social studies.
The teacher then used the students' questions, including the slave-related ones, as homework for the class.
One question stated the number of slaves who died while taking over a ship. It asked how many slaves were still alive.
The other said a slave was whipped five times a day and asked students to calculate how many times a month he was whipped.