'Slave' math questions given to PS 59...

'Slave' math questions given to PS 59 fourth-graders

There are 11 comments on the New York Daily News story from Feb 22, 2013, titled 'Slave' math questions given to PS 59 fourth-graders. In it, New York Daily News reports that:

Two teachers at Public School No. 59, 250 E. 57th St., are facing disciplinary action after students were sent home with questions asking them to subtract dead slaves and multiply the number of times a day a slave is whipped.

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marko

United States

#1 Feb 22, 2013
Ah.... NYC Public School teachers......future "rubber room candidates. Why pick on blacks/slaves? How come the "teacher" did not do a math problem about Jews in Nazi concentration camps,dead Mafia gangsters or Native Americans? I Know Blacks/Slaves are easy targets. Business as usual for bigoted a....holes-dirt bags.
marko

United States

#2 Feb 22, 2013
I dare anyone one to defend the skunk of a teacher........because slavery is not to be trivialized.
Angelina

New York, NY

#3 Feb 22, 2013
hey that is my school so stop it right now. She didn't mean to do it it was written by a kid and i think that the news should stay outta this ok?
Ani

New York, NY

#4 Feb 22, 2013
Yeah my classmate Angelina is right! It wasn't her fault alright? So stop it news channels because it isn't their fault so please mind your own business

“The No Troll Zone”

Since: Jan 13

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#5 Feb 22, 2013
Ani wrote:
Yeah my classmate Angelina is right! It wasn't her fault alright? So stop it news channels because it isn't their fault so please mind your own business
What a load of shit. FIRE HER IMMEDIATELY. Zero tolerance!
Laila

New York, NY

#6 Feb 22, 2013
Listen, you guys CANNOT prove anything because it's OUR school. Angelina, Anika and I go to this school and we are not letting people that don't know a thing about our school say: "FIRE HER IMMEDIATELY" Because we won't so just leave us alone and never say anything about our environment ever again!

“The No Troll Zone”

Since: Jan 13

Where it's at.

#7 Feb 22, 2013
Laila wrote:
Listen, you guys CANNOT prove anything because it's OUR school. Angelina, Anika and I go to this school and we are not letting people that don't know a thing about our school say: "FIRE HER IMMEDIATELY" Because we won't so just leave us alone and never say anything about our environment ever again!
FIRE HER IMMEDIATELY! Zero Tolerance!
Politically incorrect

Darby, PA

#9 Feb 22, 2013
AHAHAHAHHAHA! X a million..Roflmao
Politically incorrect

Darby, PA

#10 Feb 22, 2013
marko wrote:
I dare anyone one to defend the skunk of a teacher........because slavery is not to be trivialized.
what she did was in bad taste and yes she should be fired, but my god you sound like a big fat cry baby...waahhhhh slavery shouldntmbe trifled with....waahhhh...gimme a damn break, what do you got to whine about? Im sure you eat good and obviously your doing ok because you have topix..whiney american
Parent of 5

Baldwin, NY

#11 Feb 25, 2013
I am an African American parent. I am NOt offended by the assignment at all.!!!!! My children school district barely teaches about slavery so to me any information is informative. I know a lot of people are outraged and upset just let it go and move on to maybe how we can better educate our students about slavery.
myth

Francesville, IN

#12 Apr 5, 2013
How many Jews have been involved in US politics ? Bush Kerry Kennedy Wilson Roosevelt Eisenhower Lieberman McCain Feinstein Goldman Sachs Bloomberg Blumenthal Schiff Warburg Reid Pelosi Tenet Emanuel Rockefeller Biden Rothschild Rumsfeld Cuomo .......

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