If There Are 56 Oranges and Eight Slaves, How Many Would Each Slave Pick?

Abby Zimet

Good job if you got seven. Bad job if you're a teacher at the Georgia school where third-graders actually got that math question, along with others on slaves picking cotton and kids getting beatings. After two fathers complained, a school official explained, evidently straight-faced, the teachers were "trying to do a cross-curricular activity." Yeah, and let's cut even more from school budgets so they can attract even more clueless teachers for our kids.

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