Alabama Teacher Suspended After Giving Kids Math Quiz on Pimps, Drugs, and Prostitutes
A teacher from Burns Middle School in Alabama is under fire after giving students a math test that referenced pimps, drugs, and prostitutes.
Longtime teacher Joanne Bosler was put on administrative leave with pay after handing out the test, reported WPMI NBC on June 1.
The exam included questions like:
“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?”
“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?”
“Rufus is pimping for three girls. If the price is $65 for each trick, how many tricks will each girl have to turn so Rufus can pay for his $800-per-day crack habit?”
One of the students’ parents, Erica Hall, complained to the principal about the quiz after her son gave her a copy.
The “City of Los Angeles High School Math Proficiency Exam,” which Bosler gave the students, has been around for decades. Some people have seen photocopied versions of that exam, which pokes fun at the gang violence and crime in the city, dating as far back as the mid-1980s, according to debunking website Snopes.com.
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Bosler, who was set to retire this year, was a strict and well-respected teacher, according to parents and staff who are shocked about the situation.
The school says it “regrets” the incident.
The school website says Bosler teaches Language Arts 8.