Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

General Discussion

Showing Original Post only (View all)

mountain grammy

(26,589 posts)
Fri Apr 20, 2018, 10:50 PM Apr 2018

Could You List the Positive Aspects of Slavery? A Teacher Asked 8th-Graders to Do So [View all]

Students at a Texas charter school recently received a homework assignment that asked them to list both the “positive aspects” and the “negative aspects” of slavery.

Eighth-grade students at Great Hearts Monte Vista Charter School in San Antonio were given a worksheet titled, “The Life of Slaves: A Balanced View.” A mother posted the worksheet to social media with the only appropriate answer:



/photo/1

more at link including the statement from the school superintendent

https://www.theroot.com/could-you-list-the-positive-aspects-of-slavery-a-tea-1825430656


Speechless.
23 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
School responds to assignment asking students to list 'positives' of slavery oberliner Apr 2018 #1
Thank you Michael Harriot! ProudLib72 Apr 2018 #2
Yes, that got me too. mountain grammy Apr 2018 #4
At First, I Missed The By-Line ProfessorGAC Apr 2018 #21
I want to know tnlurker Apr 2018 #3
Charter school. Surprised ? n/t jaysunb Apr 2018 #5
History is being reworked in Texas Major Nikon Apr 2018 #6
That revisionism -- that the Civil War was about states' rights, not slavery, has been going on PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2018 #13
Yeah, about the time of the Civil Rights Movement Major Nikon Apr 2018 #16
Probably ask Glen Beck rpannier Apr 2018 #17
I just can't, Does that teacher have rocks for a brain? tulipsandroses Apr 2018 #7
I bet the teacher watches Fox sharedvalues Apr 2018 #12
Hey, Randy Newman wrote a song about edhopper Apr 2018 #8
A better scenario, science fiction, not history would be: rusty quoin Apr 2018 #9
Texas gets the biggest say in what textbooks are used all across the country world wide wally Apr 2018 #10
GOP teacher? Watches Fox? sharedvalues Apr 2018 #11
It's not just about history...it's also about the here and now since slavery is still going on. Kirk Lover Apr 2018 #14
On that note loyalsister Apr 2018 #23
Can I list a positive impact of slavery? Cracklin Charlie Apr 2018 #15
This is the second (at least) time a similar assignment has been posted to DU Ms. Toad Apr 2018 #18
It grew the Baptist, Methodist & Presbyterian Churches, who promoted Southern Paternalism. TheBlackAdder Apr 2018 #19
And then we have, "Ten conservatives who have praised slavery" progressoid Apr 2018 #20
There must have been many positive aspects - slavery lasted for several thousand years FarCenter Apr 2018 #22
Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Could You List the Positi...