Violent Math Problems Add Up To Teacher’s Termination

This actually made me laugh and slightly worried at the same time… I would have remembered that maths lesson 🙂


WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A math teacher at Center City Public Charter Schools’ Trinidad campus lost her job after sending her elementary school students home with a worksheet filled with violent word problems.

Dr. Beverly Wheeler, CEO of the charter schools, told WUSA-TV that she was distressed by the content of the homework assignment.

“It doesn’t follow anything we do,” Wheeler told the station. “We are about character, excellence and service and I found them to be violent and racist.”

She added that the school provides resources for printable work, and that the teacher’s decision to use alternative options not previously approved by the schools was an exercise in bad judgment.

The offending sheets came from a website called Homeschooling Paradise.

“Green aliens landed in Chicago and rounded up 1479 math teachers. The bloodthirsty aliens then sucked the blood of 828 teachers and left them for dead,” the first problem on…

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