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“Wow! No ma’am. Unacceptable,” said a parent of child that received the test.

Parents are outraged after a Mobile, Alabama 8th grade teacher gave out a controversial math test where she relates basic math to gang member crimes and drive-by shootings, according to Fox10.

Here are just a few of the math questions that had parents complaining of racism:

Question 1: “How many drive-by shootings can Ramon attempt before he has to steal enough ammunition and reload?”

Question 2: “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?”

Question 8: “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?”


One parent said “I’m shocked. I don’t think it’s appropriate at all,” while another said her son thought it was a joke, until the students were told by the teacher that it wasn’t.

“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,” the parent noted.

Fox News 10 did some investigating and found the test and variations of it have been popping up in schools since the 1990’s. There’s no explanation as to why teachers would administer it, but the fact that the teacher in this case is retiring next year, according to Fox 10, might have something to do with it.

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