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Slavery Math Problems

Math Questions About Slaves Spark Outrage At Public School

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.22.2013 | Black Voices

When a student teacher at P.S. 59 in Manhattan saw the math homework for her fourth-grade class, it didn't add up: The assignment asked pupils to solv...

Teacher Fired For Traumatizing Math Problems For Third Graders

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.05.2012 | Education

A Washington, D.C. teacher who sent home violent, morbid and traumatizing math problems to third graders from Center City Public Charter School's Trin...

We Are Mad About the Wrong Thing

Tanya M. Washington | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Tanya M. Washington

Parents must become more engaged in influencing and monitoring the substance of their children's education. All of us should be aware that what teachers teach, and how they teach it, is informed by their own perspectives, even in a math problem.

'Slave Game' Outrages Parents At Elementary School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education

Parents of students at Camp Creek Elementary School in Lilburn, Ga., are outraged after a 3rd-grader told her mother about a "slave game" students had...