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This may be the worst homework anyone could give to a kid

Mashable

As you may recall from your elementary school years, homework assignments dished out to kids aren't always well thought. While some assignments are able to stump parents, this sheet that was apparently assigned to first graders is just asking for trouble. The kids are supposed to create a word that ends with "uck." Regardless, there are only so many letters in the alphabet, and eventually, some kid is going to choose "f" or "c" to fill in the blank.


Native Americans Called 'Red Men' On Homework, Parents Blast Racist Assignment

International Business Times

Parents were alarmed to see a homework assignment distributed to students at Stonegate Elementary School in West Sacramento, California, that referred to Native Americans as "red men," which is an outdated racist term.


Draw Yourself As A Slave, Texas Student's Homework Says

International Business Times

The parents of a seventh-grade student in Austin, Texas, were alarmed by a question on their 12-year-old daughter's homework assignment that instructed her to draw a slave.


Teacher's awesome 'homework' assignment makes her an Internet hero

Mashable

LONDON – Revising for texts and exams can be a stressful business. This week in Britain, 10- and 11-year-old students will be sitting their Year 6 SATs tests. These tests – the final ones kids sit before leaving Primary School – have come under fire recently. A recent survey found that 90% of children felt a pressure to do well (and over a quarter of children surveyed described themselves as "stressed" by upcoming exams), while a parent-led campaign called "LET our KIDS be KIDS" kept thousands of children out of school for the day last week in protest. In the run-up to SATs, Mrs Thom of Buckleberry Primary School in Reading set her class some homework to get them prepared -- but it probably wasn't what they were expecting.


Kid writes own wise proverbs for homework assignment

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On a homework assignment posted to Reddit (that was, admittedly, probably designed to elicit funny answers), this kid wrote some of the wisest proverbs we have ever beheld. Truly, these are DJ Khaled-level life lessons. Let's break a few of these down. "Don't put all your eggs in there" is great advice no matter what -- it's always great to have extra eggs in multiple locations. People in glass houses must be rich, because they are always paying for new houses when the old ones shatter.