“Slave” math, taboo

 

‘How many times did he get whipped in a month?’ Outrage as respected New York elementary school is discovered setting math problems based on slavery

 

  • Teachers at respected East Manhattan elementary school, PS 59 Beekman Hill International School set the assignment to a fourth grade class and tried to hand it out to another before a complaint was made
  • A student teacher lifted the lid on the controversial assignment after being asked to photocopy it
  • State Senator calls for teacher who drafted assignment and the one who most recently set it to her class to be removed

 

By KATIE DAVIES

 

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Very little is taught about slavery in American schools, the truth of slave history in America should be taught any way it can be taught. When the word slavery is mentioned, Americans get defensive.
Why is it mandatory to teach Black, African American students about the suffering of White people in American history every opportunity they can, and the Jews suffering in The Holocaust. History loves to talk about their slaughters of the Native Americans. We should never leave our history to someone else to teach, we must teach our own history the way it happened. “If we don’t know where we came from, then we don’t know where we’re going”.
The more we know about one another, the easier it would be to live together in peace.    John Nashid

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