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    Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders

    Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News

    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:
    What an interesting little website "Home schooling paradise" is. Here is, what they state, the cons of sending your kids to school:

    • 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.
    Anybody want to bet this website is run by religious fundies?
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    Re: Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders

    Each tree had 56 oranges. If 8 slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?

    Frederick had 6 baskets filled with cotton. If each basket held 5 pounds, how many pounds did he have all together?

    If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in 1 week? 2 weeks?
    It's so blatant and stupid I'd almost think it were a joke. How does a teacher see these word problems and think "Yeah, beatings, these are word problems kids will relate to."

    Anybody want to bet this website is run by religious fundies?
    I'll take that bet.

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    Looks like it's ran by someone out in Malaysia.
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    Re: Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders

    I kinda laughed when I read the problems, but the teacher is a complete MORON for assigning them to 3rd graders.

    On a similar note though..... I have read some mini mystery short stories that teachers can use in their classroom as read alouds. They have murder in them and the students have to figure out who did it. I would never use them, but I don't think they're horrible.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    Looks like it's ran by someone out in Malaysia.
    What does being a religious fundy have to do with being from Malaysia? Maybe I read your statement wrong but it sounds as if you don't think there are religious fundies in Malaysia...
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    Re: Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News



    What an interesting little website "Home schooling paradise" is. Here is, what they state, the cons of sending your kids to school:



    Anybody want to bet this website is run by religious fundies?
    More of your hackery on parade.
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    Re: Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    I kinda laughed when I read the problems, but the teacher is a complete MORON for assigning them to 3rd graders.

    On a similar note though..... I have read some mini mystery short stories that teachers can use in their classroom as read alouds. They have murder in them and the students have to figure out who did it. I would never use them, but I don't think they're horrible.
    Shakespeare has murder in his plays. Poe has murder in his work. Most writers worth their salt have murder in their oeuvres. I don't mind discussing murder, slavery etc. but trivializing it is simply unacceptable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    More of your hackery on parade.
    Are you offended by the words religious fundy? I'm sorry I've made the local one liner king of religious fundies mad.
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    I didn't even know teachers were allowed to come up with their material, still. I thought they were all just mouth pieces for the state.
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    Re: Teacher fired after assigning violent math problems to third graders

    Can we get a picture of this teacher, lol? I just gotta know...WHO was this person, lol.
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