Remember when I told you about the teacher who used offensive references to slavery in her math test questions? Well we’ve now learned that she has resigned.
An Atlanta elementary school teacher has resigned amid a growing furore over mathematics homework that involved questions concerning slavery.
The third-grade maths problems – which featured such questions as: ‘If Frederick got two beatings each day, how many beatings did he get in one week?’ – sparked outrage among parents connected with the school, and led to a wider investigation in Gwinnett County in Georgia.
Gwinnett County schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach confirmed that a suburban Atlanta teacher had resigned over the homework at Beaver Ridge Elementary School in Norcross, and a further three were still under investigation.
She says the school system accepted the resignation of the teacher but declined to elaborate on the rest.
Parents were angered by the maths problems, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had called for the teachers responsible to be fired.