One Way Ticket To Ignorance
Each tree had 56 oranges. If 8 slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?
If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in 1 week? 2 weeks?
This was the basis for a 3rd grade math lesson in Norcross, Georgia at Beaver Ridge Elementary School. How shameful of the teachers who thought up this curriculmn. According to the school, the children were learning about slavery during a history class. So some dimwit decides to cross reference the lesson over to math. How can anyone be so insensitive to something that is such a stain on our country's history? Yet folks are quick to say, oh that was over a hundred years ago, get over it!!! Slavery is still and always will be a sensitive subject here in America. The reason being that some things that were a result from slavery can never be fixed. For instance, a white person can trace genealolgy back to the "old country". Where as blacks have to guess about their ancestors and heritage because at one time we were thought of as property and not people. I think it is very shameful that we have educators who are undercover racists. Yes I said it! I am all for letting bygones be bygones, but these teachers need to be fired and need a history lesson themselves. Al Sharpton, where are you when we need you?