A Burns Middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave over a controversial test given to some 8th-grade students.
Some parents say the test includes questionable language and subject matter that just doesn’t belong in the classroom. The parents say they can’t believe it was actually given to students.
It’s a 10-question math quiz that highlights prostitution, drugs, and drive-by shootings.
While some of the kids thought it was kind of funny, their parents aren’t laughing.
- Ramon has an AK-47 with a 30-round clip. He usually misses 6 out of every 10 shots and he uses 13 rounds per drive-by-shooting. How many drive-by-shootings can Ramon attempt before he has to steal enough ammunition and reload?
- 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.
- 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?
- Raul wants to cut the pound of cocaine he bought for $40,000 to make a 20% profit. How many one ounce bags will he need to make to obtain the 20% profit?
- Desmond gets $200 per stolen BMW, $150 for stealing a Corvette, and $100 for a 4×4. If he steals 1 BMW, 2 Corvettes and 3 4x4s, how many more Corvettes must he steal to have $900?
“My son, he took a picture of it in class and he texted it to me. I couldn’t believe it,” Erica Hall said.
Hall said her son sent her a text photo of the quiz his eighth-grade language arts teacher passed out Friday.
Hall said even the kids thought it was some kind of joke.
“They took it as a joke, and she told them that it wasn’t it a joke, and they had to complete it, and turn it in,” Hall said.
Erica Hall and her husband headed to the school Tuesday for some answers.
FOX10 News did some research to try to find out where the test may have originated. What we discovered is that it apparently has a long history. Similar versions of the 10-question quiz have been turning up in classrooms across the country since the 1990s.
And, a lot of teachers have ended up in hot water over the test in several states including Texas, California, and New Mexico.
The Mobile County Public School System may be next on the list.
“She’s been there for a while. My son says this is actually her last year. She’s retiring,” Hall said.
The school system has not released the teacher’s name. We’re told after the parents visited the school Tuesday the principal checked out the allegation, a school resource officer investigated the matter, and the teacher was immediately placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the internal investigation.