The five-graders are given the task “set your price for slave” The teacher is suspended
A teacher of elementary school in Mehlville, Missouri taught his students the basics of doing business in the USA. One of the tasks in the questionnaire was “set your price for slave”, clearly referring to the times of slavery.
The assignment consisted of 12 items, the list included tomatoes, bushel of grain, codfish, herring, oil, milk, cow, wool, firewood, lumber, turpentine and the final chord was the assignment of the price per person.
This task was easily accomplished by “unprincipled” schoolchildren, but leave heads spinning their parents, who eventually wrote a complaint.
"You own a plantation or farm and therefore need more workers," reads the question. "You begin to get involved in the slave trade industry and have slaves work on your farm. Your product to trade is slaves. Set your price for a slave. These could be worth a lot."
Principal Jeremy Booker later commented on the incident.
"The assignment was culturally insensitive," principal Jeremy Booker said to KMOV in St. Louis. "The teacher has expressed significant remorse."
The teacher is currently on administrative leave until the end of the consideration of this incident.