NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) - Gwinnett County schools officials are investigating whether to discipline teachers who gave third-grade students math homework with word problems about slavery.
System spokeswoman Sloan Roach said Monday that the district is working with the school's principal to address the problem after parents called last week upset over the worksheets. She said the district wants to "ensure that this does not happen again."
The NAACP has called for the firing of the nine teachers who sent home the questions and any other staff involved in the homework.
1 of the math problems reads: "Each tree has 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?"
Another was: "If Frederick got two beatings each day, how many beatings did he get in one week?"
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