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?â€ the question read.
Another word problem used the example of a slave who “got whipped five times a day,â€ then asked students to calculate the number of whippings he received in a month.
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