‘Slave Or Factory Worker’? Mom Gets Essay Question Stricken

‘Slave Or Factory Worker’? Mom Gets Essay Question Stricken

Via Birmingham Patch:

Tina James says a majority of Novi Middle School wrote they’d rather be slaves with “free” food and housing – a conclusion James and her daughter say illustrates a lack of understanding that slaves had neither freedom nor free will.

Tina James says she was appalled and her daughter was offended and nearly in tears by the answers given by many of her Novi Middle School classmates to an essay question posed in a history class:

“Which would you rather be: A slave or a factory worker during the Industrial Revolution?”

James told WWJ that a “majority of the class thought they would rather be a s...

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