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oberliner

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1. School responds to assignment asking students to list 'positives' of slavery
Fri Apr 20, 2018, 10:59 PM
Apr 2018
Great Hearts Texas Superintendent Aaron Kindel addressed the issue in a statement on Thursday. He said the assignment was only used at the school's Monte Vista North campus and it "was very inappropriate and entirely inconsistent" with the school's "philosophy and culture."

"To be clear, there is no debate about slavery. It is immoral and a crime against humanity," Kindel wrote in the statement. "It was a clear mistake and we sincerely apologize for the insensitive nature of this offense."

Kindel said the teacher was placed on leave while "all the facts" surrounding the issue were assessed. The textbook for the course, "Prentice Hall Classics: A History of the United States," was removed from use and will be audited.

http://www.wesh.com/article/school-responds-to-assignment-asking-students-to-list-positives-of-slavery/19870312
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
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