Ala. Teacher Gives Students ‘Racist’ Test
An Alabama middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave over a controversial test given to eighth grade students.
Students at Burns Middle school in Mobile were given a 10-question math test that highlighted prostitution, drugs, pregnancy and drive-by shootings.
WALA spoke with parents of students who attend the school. They say they are outraged.
“My son, he took a picture of it in class and he texted it to me,” Erica Hall said. “I couldn’t believe it.”
Hall said the quiz was passed out by her son’s language arts teacher on Friday. She said even some of the kids thought it was a joke.
“She told them it wasn’t a joke, and they had to complete it and turn it in,” said Hall.
One question read, “How many drive-by shootings can Ramon attempt before he has to steal enough ammunition and reload?”
Another: “Leroy has 2 ounces of cocaine. If he 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?”
Then there’s this one: “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?”
WALA research shows the test has a long history. Apparently, it’s been showing up in classrooms across the country since the 1990s.
The school system has not released the teacher’s name, but an investigation is underway.