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S.C. District Nixes Slavery Assignment

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A South Carolina district has scrapped an assignment asking 3rd graders to pretend to be slaves after a parent complained it wasn't appropriate for 8-year-olds at Killian Elementary School in Columbia.

The students were to discuss being kidnapped from West Africa, riding on a slave ship, and being sold at auction. School officials say three teachers found the lesson online.

Vol. 35, Issue 24, Page 5

Published in Print: March 16, 2016, as S.C. District Nixes Slavery Assignment
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