Teacher Apologizes After Assigning Offensive HomeworkMonica Bielanko
Third grade math teacher Richard Vesbac, meant no harm when assigning students at Lakeland Union High School a math assignment.
Nonetheless, plenty of people were offended. Especially members of the Lac du Flambeau tribe in Wisconsin.
Mom Abbey Thompson is a member of the tribe and, according to the Huffington Post, posted a photo of her son’s completed homework assignment to Facebook. Here’s a full photo of the assignment below:
“What happened after Chief Short Cake Died?” is the question posed at the top of the assignment. The answer: “Squaw Bury Short Cake.”
The teacher, Richard Vesbach, who has written a bunch of apologies, says he found the assignment in a book of worksheets from the eighties that was left in his classroom.
“None of that excuses what has happened and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Vesbach wrote. “No one else is to blame but me. As a result, LUHS has appropriately sent me home for the day. I recommended that they not pay me.”
What do you think? Appalling or not a huge deal?
Top photo credit: squidoo.com