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

    'If Fred Got Two Beatings Per Day
    Third graders in inGwinnett County, Ga., were given math homework Wednesday that asked questions about slavery and beatings.


    Fun little article. I just love the quote,
    "This outrages me because it just lets me know that there's still racists," from the article, like the kind of person that does stupid **** like this is some sheet-wearing KKK member wanting to terrorize little black children-- instead of another well-meaning white liberal who just wants to uphold his civic responsibility to never let anyone forget that we're all victims. We should teach math in math classes, and leave the history lessons for the history classes.

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

    She said, "I'm having to explain to my 8-year-old why slavery or slaves or beatings are in a math problem. That hurts."

    She meant she had to explain what a "slave" or "beating" is. Like an 8 year old has a lot of experience with both in today's world. What a bunch of goofballs we have in the education system.
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    Re: "If Fred Got Two Beatings a Day," Homework Asks

    Why can't we simply have math? Pure focus on mathematics?

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

    Another math problem read, "If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?"

    Another question asked how many baskets of cotton Frederick filled.
    These two in connection makes it obvious. Why even include this in mathematics? To me, academics should be completely objective. If you must use objects for mathematical word problems, use something as innocent as "fruit," or whatever.

    Keep politics out of the classroom.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    'If Fred Got Two Beatings Per Day

    Fun little article. I just love the quote, [/FONT][/COLOR]"This outrages me because it just lets me know that there's still racists," from the article, like the kind of person that does stupid **** like this is some sheet-wearing KKK member wanting to terrorize little black children-- instead of another well-meaning white liberal who just wants to uphold his civic responsibility to never let anyone forget that we're all victims. We should teach math in math classes, and leave the history lessons for the history classes.
    I think the teachers used very poor judgement and should be written up. Ridiculous.

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    "Earn? Daddy buys her shoes, he pays her rent, and he gets her high, and bitch is going to talk to me about what she earns? Bitch better have my money!"

    Yeah. I didn't do so good in school.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Lucy the Hooker ****s a dozen johns in one night. She makes $25 each. How much money does Lucy earn?
    The answer is zero. Her pimp gets it all. Nothing like a trick question in math class, is there? LOL.
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    Re: "If Fred Got Two Beatings a Day," Homework Asks

    Was that hooker question actually used in curriculum?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Was that hooker question actually used in curriculum?
    Gads, I hope not. Ha!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    'If Fred Got Two Beatings Per Day

    Fun little article. I just love the quote, [/FONT][/COLOR]"This outrages me because it just lets me know that there's still racists," from the article, like the kind of person that does stupid **** like this is some sheet-wearing KKK member wanting to terrorize little black children-- instead of another well-meaning white liberal who just wants to uphold his civic responsibility to never let anyone forget that we're all victims. We should teach math in math classes, and leave the history lessons for the history classes.
    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.

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