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What an interesting little website "Home schooling paradise" is. Here is, what they state, the cons of sending your kids to school:At first, the unnamed teacher at the Trinidad Center City School claimed he had been ordered to assign the problems, but it was quickly discovered that the teacher had actually downloaded them from a free homeschooling website called "HomeschoolingParadise.com."
"I was absolutely distressed," Dr. Beverley Wheeler, the CEO of Center City PCS, which oversees Trinidad, told WUSA9. "It doesn't follow anything we do. We are about character, excellence and service and I found them to be violent and racist."
Even more baffling, other parents at the school say the teacher in question is a minister.
[Parents outraged after homework references slavery, beatings]
I went to the Homeschooling Paradise website and took a look at the third-grade homeschooling "Worksheets" curriculum. To start, the site's own promotional slogan uses oddly harsh (and racially problematic) language, asking:
Anybody want to bet this website is run by religious fundies?
- Teachers spend more time on good-looking children because they assume that they are brighter. The ones who are plain or obese do not get as much attention.
- Boys are given more attention than girls in math and science because it is assumed that boys are smarter than girls in these subjects.
- Taller children are given more leadership roles because they look more capable than their shorter peers.