The AJC is reporting the Gwinnett third-grade teacher under siege for the slavery-themed math questions has resigned.
As we know in any profession, there are freely chosen resignations and there are highly recommended resignations. I wonder which this was.
A Beaver Ridge Elementary School teacher involved in giving slavery themed math questions to students has resigned, a Gwinnett County Schools spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.
The unidentified teacher quit during a human resources investigation into the origin of the homework assignment. School officials said one teacher created the slave math questions, which used references to beatings and picking cotton to link a history lesson about Frederick Douglass to math computation. It was used in four classrooms.
Sloan Roach, a spokeswoman for Gwinnett Schools, said the teacher who resigned is one of four under a personnel investigation. She said the school probe concluded late Tuesday. “The principal will move forward immediately to fill the vacancy created by this resignation,” Roach said in a statement. “As this is a personnel matter, the district will not elaborate further.”
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog