Teacher suspended over test questions about guns, drugs, and prostitutes
An Alabama teacher has come under fire after giving her students a test that featured questions pertaining to violence and drugs, according to local TV station WALA.
Not only did the test have inappropriate questions, the characters in the questions had stereotypically black and hispanic names, like Tyrone, Dwayne, Pedro, and Ramón, reports say.
The test in question featured questions like these:
"Pedro got 6 years for murder. He also got $10,000 for the hit. If his common-law wife spends $100 of his hit money per month, how much money will be left when he gets out?"
"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?"
"Dwayne pimps 3 ho's. If the price is $85 per trick, how many tricks per day must each ho turn to support Dwayne's $800 per day crack habit?"
One student took a picture of the test and sent it to his mother, Erica Hall.
"My son, he took a picture of it in class and he texted it to me. I couldn't believe it," Erica Hall told WALA.
Although some students took it as a joke, their parents didn't. Erica Hall and her husband went to the school to get answers, according to WALA.
After the school investigated the situation, the eight grade teacher at Burns Middle School in Mobile, Alabama who gave out the test, has been placed on administrative leave.
This controversial test is not original to the teacher and has been circulating since the 1990s according to Snopes and the Alabama teacher isn't the first to come under fire for the test. Snopes reports that a few teachers and even a police officer have been suspended for the racial insensitive test.