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

FOX News

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."

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.

Wisconsin School Asked 4th Graders 3 Good Reasons For Slavery, Faces Backlash

International Business Times

Administrators at Our Redeemer Lutheran High School, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, apologized for an assignment that they gave to 4th Grader students asking them to write "3 'good' reasons for slavery and 3 bad reasons."

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Stonegate Elementary School in West Sacramento, California, that referred to Native Americans as "red men," which is an outdated racist term.

Hull school 'sorry' after pupils researched porn homework on web

BBC News

A head teacher says he is "sorry" if homework asking pupils to define types of hardcore pornography led them to undertake inappropriate web searches. The work was given to children, aged 11 to 14, at Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull, the Hull Daily Mail reported. Principal Chay Bell stressed the assignment did not require internet research as the answers were in the material the pupils were sent. Leon Dagon was "flabbergasted" when he saw his 13-year-old sister's homework. The work is part of pupils' Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) learning, the school said.