Questions on worksheet for 8th-graders in Georgia create controversy

This worksheet with controversial language was given to 8th grade students at a school in Georgia. (WJBF)
This worksheet with controversial language was given to 8th grade students at a school in Georgia. (WJBF)
This worksheet with controversial language was given to 8th grade students at a school in Georgia. (WJBF)

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WHTM/WJBF) – The Burke County School System, based in Waynesboro, Georgia, says a worksheet with controversial language was given to 8th-grade students for an assignment.

In a statement, school officials say they learned about the physics class assignment through social media.

The teacher got the speed and acceleration worksheet from lockerlessons.com.

One of the questions references students going to a strip club for the weekend.

After school on Wednesday, the teacher reportedly contacted parents and apologized.

She issued the following statement:

“In no way do I condone, participate in, or even want students reading terms that are not appropriate for a student in middle school, high school or college. I accept full responsibility and the consequences of my actions, and sincerely apologize and regret these circumstances and the negative image I have caused Burke County.” Bottom line, the teacher made an error in judgement by not thoroughly reviewing the content in some of the word problems. The matter will be addressed and handled appropriately according to Board policy.”

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