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“If Frederick got two beatings per day…”

January 13th, 2012 Comments off
Next week's assignment: algebra and the Holocaust

The answer is: "Are you insane?"

Teachers at an elementary school in Georgia are in hot water after assigning third-grade students math problems about slavery for homework.

An example math problem from the homework read: “If¬†Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?” Another question stated: “Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?”

In a surprise to exactly nobody, parents were outraged when they discovered the assignment.

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