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Missouri teacher asks students to 'set your price' for slaves in 'culturally insensitive' assignment

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A Mehlville School District social studies teacher was placed on administrative leave after she apparently asked her students to consider what they'd charge for slaves, prompting the NAACP to ask for a public apology. A Missouri teacher was placed on administrative leave Monday after asking students to put a price on slaves as part of a "culturally insensitive" assignment, school officials said. The unidentified teacher at Blades Elementary School, located in St. Louis, gave a class of fifth-grade students the assignment last week. It read: "You own a plantation or farm and therefore need more workers. You begin to get involved in the slave trade industry and have slaves work on your farm. Your product to trade is slaves. You may trade for any items you'd like."

Mom upset over 'body-shaming' homework assignment asking students to identify 'fat' person

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Fox News Flash top headlines for Nov. 22 are here. Check out what's clicking on The board of education overseeing a Kentucky school district says it will be reviewing the first-grade curriculum following reports of a "body-shaming" assignment. Laural Lee Lewis, from Laurel County, Ky., says she was shocked upon seeing a worksheet her daughter brought home from school, which tasked students with identifying a word's meaning by choosing the picture that best fits the definition. Some of the examples asked students to circle the correct picture of a "cow" or a "dish."

Florida dad outraged by sexually explicit question on teen's homework assignment

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Omar Austin, of Jacksonville, Florida, holds up his teen daughter's practice test which, he says, contains a sexually explicit question inside. Omar Austin had to do a double take when he spotted a sexually explicit question on his teenage daughter's homework assignment this week. "This needs to be seen. The mulitple choice question reportedly read, "Ursula was devastated when her boyfriend broke up with her after having sex. To get revenge, she had sex with his best friend the next day.

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

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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.

'Slaves' reference in 8th-graders' homework prompts apology from Tennessee school district

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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.