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Georgia school’s ‘slavery’ math problems spark parent protest, district investigation

Dozens of parents and community members rallied outside a Norcross, Ga. elementary school Tuesday, calling on the school district to fire teachers involved in a 3rd grade math assignment that used slavery in examples, the Huffington Post reports. Protesters chanted “Fire them now” and marched with signs outside Beaver Ridge Elementary School, WSBTV reports. Parents are outraged at both the assignment and the school district’s response to the reports of those math problems, which included references to cotton, orange picking and beatings. One problem reads: “If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in 1 week?”

“The teachers, the staff responsible for allowing this to go forward should be fired,” Georgia NAACP President Ed DuBose told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution…

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