Black Education / Schools : NJ Elementary School Faces Backlash Over Slave-Auction Poster Assignment

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    Yes. You read that right. A New Jersey elementary school is facing heat after attention was brought to a mandatory fifth-grade assignment that asked students to draw “examples of an event that would occur during [your] assigned colonial time period, including a poster for a lecture, speech, protest or slave auction.”

    The posters were seen hanging in the hallway at South Mountain Elementary School in South Orange during parent-teacher conferences. School Superintendent John Ramos said in a note to parents that the assignment was part of a larger Colonial America unit that has been used for the past decade,
    WABC reports.

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    NJ Elementary School Faces Backlash Over Slave-Auction Poster Assignment 

    Yes, you read that right. A New Jersey elementary school is facing heat after attention was brought to a mandatory fifth-grade assignment that asked students to draw “examples of an event that would occur during [your] assigned colonial time...
    theroot.com
     
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