Pennsylvania high school “math” test includes questions about sexual abuse and prostitution

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Pa. high school math question asked which member of family sexually assaulted girl

January 13, 2017

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A Bucks County high school is feeling the heat after math students were given a question to solve that involved sexual abuse.

The students at Pennridge High School in Perkasie were given a homework assignment that involved trying to figure out which family member assaulted a young girl.

In a statement, Superintendent Jacqueline A. Rattigan apologized and said the question was “downloaded from a website that allows teachers around the world to share educational resources.”

They were given the question: “y = x+2, 3x+6y = 12, Angelou was sexually abused by her mother’s ___ at age 8, which shaped her career choices and motivation for writing.” The multiple choice answers were boyfriend, brother or father.

“It is not part of our approve curriculum,” Rattigan said. The district has taken “steps to avoid such occurrences in the future.”

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January 13, 2017. Tags: , . Education.

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