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TwoÂ New York CityÂ teachers face disciplinary action over a homeworkÂ assignment that used killing and whipping slaves to teach subtraction andÂ multiplication, the NY Daily News reports.
Jane Youn, 32, sent theÂ assignments home with her fourth-graders in January. One question focused on a ship loaded with 3,799 slaves.
“One day, theÂ slaves took over the ship. 1,897 are dead. How many slaves are alive?” the question read.
Another word problem used the example of a slave who “got whipped five times a day,” then asked students to calculate the number of whippings he received in a month.
Read more at the NY Daily News