Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Any Excuse Not to do Homework

A math teacher asked this question as 'Extra Credit' on a h/w assignment:
"A plantation owner had 100 slaves. If three-fifths of them are counted for representation, how many slaves will be counted?"
Now what relevance to learning could that possibly have? Hmm. Let me think.

Oh, right. The THREE-FIFTHS compromise in the US Constitution. Pretty relevant to the AA community and history overall, wouldn't you say?

And the teacher?
Jackson said he has given the African-American teacher who he says gave the homework the benefit of the doubt.
Read the excuses given for opposition to the question in the article. I'ld say the people who are 'offended' CAN'T answer the question, either historically or mathematically.

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1 comment:

harp1034 said...

The answer is sixty.