If a Gwinnett County elementary school has several third-grade teachers, and none of them saw any problem with the following math assignment, how many teachers there are in need of more education?
Each tree had 56 oranges. If 8 slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?*
If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in 1 week? 2 weeks?
(Note that almost half of the teachers at this school have a master’s degree. I tend to think that the basic teacher curriculum isn’t enough, but that’s a lengthy rant best left for another time.)
*I’d note this is a poorly written question even if you substitute another noun for “slaves.”
Bonus question: If this is the official school district response, how many idiots are working in the school district?
“Clearly, they did not do as good of a job as they should have done,” district spokeswoman Sloan Roach said.
Roach said the school’s principal, Jose DeJesus, was collecting the assignments so they wouldn’t be circulated. She said the teachers were not intentionally trying to offend the students with the questions.
“It was just a poorly written question,” Roach said.
Georgia seems to suffer from poorly written questions in the educational curriculum. Remember the “What is an Illegal Alien?” worksheet? That, too, was aimed at third graders. Gotta start early if you want them to buy into the system.
Extra credit question:
How many times will these sorts of incidents have to happen before educators learn something?