“Shockingly racist” math quiz puts middle school teacher on leave

Alabama

MOBILE, Ala — A middle school teacher is on administrative leave as officials investigate the woman’s 8th grade math quiz parents are calling “shockingly racist”.

Erica Hall says her son attends Burns Middle School and he was so shocked at the questions on his math quiz, he snuck a photo of it to text to her.

“I was blowed, I couldn’t believe it,” Hall says.

Hall’s photo of the test she shared with news sources shows a math problem about an AK-47 before asking the students to calculate “how many drive-by shootings can Ramon attempt before he has to steal enough ammunition and reload.”

Question 8 in the photo reads: “Tyrone knocked up 4 girls in the gang. There are 20 girls in his gang. What is the exact percentage of girls Tyrone knocked up?”

Hall says the students in her son’s class told her hey thought it was a joke.

“They took it has a joke, and she told them that it wasn’t it a joke and they had to complete it and turn it in,” she says.

Locals news stations say they investigated where the test may have come from and discovered it has a long history. Reports say the similar versions of the 10-question quiz have been turning up in classrooms across the country since the 1990s.

More than one teacher has ended up in hot water over the test in several states including Texas, California, and New Mexico.

The school system has not released the teacher’s name and she has not come forward to comment.

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