Sunday, June 5, 2016

Joanne Bolser, Teacher, Suspended Over "Racist" Math Quiz

This test has gotten teachers in trouble over the past two decades. It is humorous and entertaining enough to keep the students interested. Of course, the perpetually offended do not want people to learn.

From Dailymail

'There are 20 girls in his gang... What percentage has Tyrone knocked up?' Alabama teacher suspended for handing out racist math quiz featuring drugs, violence and prostitution to 8th graders

  • Joanne Bolser was reportedly suspended from Burns Middle School 
  • A student in her eighth grade language arts class texted a picture of the test to his mother, who reported it 
  • The test references Tyrone 'knocking up' four girls in a gang' and 'Pedro' serving six years in prison 
  • Quiz is known as the 'LA Math Proficiency Test', which has been circulating online and getting teachers suspended since the early '90s
An Alabama middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after handing out a 10-question math quiz filled with references to drugs, violence and prostitutes to her eighth grade class.
Joanne Bolser was suspended after one of her language arts students at Burns Middle School in Mobile took a picture of the quiz and sent it to his mom, according to WPMI
Bolser is a longtime educator who is set to retire this year.  
One of the questions in the quiz, known online as the 'LA Math Proficiency Test', refers to 'Tyrone' who 'knocked up four girls in the gang'. 'There are 20 girls in his gang,' the question continues. 'What is the exact percentage of girls Tyrone knocked up?' 
Another references a drug dealer named Leroy, who 'sells an 8 ball to Antonio for $320 and 2 grams to Juan for $85 per gram'. 'What is the street value of the rest of his hold?' it then asks. 
There are also references to 'Ramon' and his frequent 'drive-by shootings', 'Pedro' serving six years for murder, Desmond and his stolen BMW and Corvette cars, and Dwayne - who 'pimps 3 ho's'. 'If the price is $85 per trick, how many tricks per day must each ho turn to support Dwayne's $800 per day crack habit,' the question then asks. 
Erica Hall, the mother who received a picture of the test from her son on Friday, said she couldn't believe it when she saw the questions.

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