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.
You head home after a rough day of say, third grade, sit down to watch your favorite cartoon with your favorite snack, trying to wash away thoughts of gym class, gross school lunch and rejection from your first crush and then...your heart sinks. You remember that you still have to write a stupid book report about the The Boy Who Cried Wolf. You could take the time to actually do your homework properly, with correct spelling, details and accuracy. My friend teaches 3rd grade. This kid has a bad case of the Mondays.
A school district in Tennessee apologized Thursday for an "insensitive" homework assignment that asked students to pretend their families own slaves. A Tennessee school district apologized Thursday after a homework assignment asked students to pretend their "family owns slaves." Dr. Mike Looney, director of Williamson County schools, called the assignment "insensitive" and "wholly inappropriate," in an apology he issued on Twitter. "In short, the assignment was wholly inappropriate and doesn't reflect our district's commitment to treat all students with dignity and respect," the statement said. The assignment, which dealt with issues of slavery, immigration and child labor, was given to 8th-grade social studies students at Sunset Middle School in Williamson County.