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    Re: "If Fred Got Two Beatings a Day," Homework Asks

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Seriously, you don't think there is something kind of sick about this... technique?
    Sure, there's something sick about it. Our entire culture is sick. But unlike all the other sick **** that's going on in our schools and in our media, this isn't harming anybody.

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    Re: "If Fred Got Two Beatings a Day," Homework Asks

    This is exactly the kind of garbage that tends to be created by $100,000 a year consultants whose job it is to "integrate curriculum." I'd still be willing to bet that the teachers didn't write these questions themselves.
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    Re: "If Fred Got Two Beatings a Day," Homework Asks

    First of all I have to say, I love this thread. Some great responses here.


    My advice to the teachers is to accept their reprimand, and use something with the number of small pox blankets handed out to Indian babies so kids can work on probabilities. There aren't enough Indians left to offend. If that fails, use the Irish.
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    Re: "If Fred Got Two Beatings a Day," Homework Asks

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Seriously? If my kid complained about this, I'd just roll my eyes and tell him to finish his math homework. This is embarrassing, but it isn't anything we need to do anything about.
    I disagree. A man gives his wife 2 beatings a day. How many beatings does he give her in a week? You see, the wrong kinds of questions may legitimize in the eyes of kids, who are in their formative years, actions which are quite repugnant.
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    Re: "If Fred Got Two Beatings a Day," Homework Asks

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I think this kind of crap spewed on 8-yr-olds requires something a bit harsher than write-up. If my kid had been exposed to this, I'd be calling for that teacher's head on a platter.
    Well, exactly. No reason why LaShondria, Johnnie, Brittany, and Jose can't be buying apples at the bodega to distribute to the poor, for Pete's sake!

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    Re: "If Fred Got Two Beatings a Day," Homework Asks

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I read the article and could not really find anything offensive. I thought the idea of working some social studies into the math curriculum was a good idea. Slavery was a part of our history, so what better way to bring economic realities of slavery to a class. It doesn't make any difference if the slaves are red, white and blue.
    Capitalism is a bigger part of our history. Why not teach capitalism and math together?

    Save your hate and slander of America for the adults and stop trying to teach my children to hate America.
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    Re: "If Fred Got Two Beatings a Day," Homework Asks

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    First of all I have to say, I love this thread. Some great responses here.


    My advice to the teachers is to accept their reprimand, and use something with the number of small pox blankets handed out to Indian babies so kids can work on probabilities. There aren't enough Indians left to offend. If that fails, use the Irish.
    Or, we could use something with the number of atrocities committed by the indians.
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    Re: "If Fred Got Two Beatings a Day," Homework Asks

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Capitalism is a bigger part of our history. Why not teach capitalism and math together?

    Save your hate and slander of America for the adults and stop trying to teach my children to hate America.
    Are you calling teaching about mathematics teaching your "children to hate America"? Or are you calling teaching about slavery teaching your "children how to hate America?"
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    Re: "If Fred Got Two Beatings a Day," Homework Asks

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Maybe they will try to add some sort of urban culture that glorifies scumbags to appeal to young kids living in ghettos.For example. Bob has 5 hoes working for him. Each of these hoes works for 12 hours a day.Yesterday in order to make sure his hoes are making his money and to keep them in line Bob had to bitch slap the first hoe every 2 hours, the 2nd hoe ever 3 hours, the 3rd hoe ever six hours and the last two hoes every 4 hours.How times yesterday did Bob have to bitch slap his hoes in order to keep his hoes in line and to make sure they were making his money?
    Are you trying to be funny? Or did I hurt your feelings by referring to creationism as non-science? I can't tell.
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    Re: "If Fred Got Two Beatings a Day," Homework Asks

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Are you calling teaching about mathematics teaching your "children to hate America"? Or are you calling teaching about slavery teaching your "children how to hate America?"
    Turning a math class into a “shame on America” session is the correct answer.

    Do you hate capitalism because it’s the American way or do you hate the American way because it’s based upon capitalism?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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