Iowa City teacher on leave for ‘pretend you are a slave’ assignment

Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 11:08 AM CDT
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A high school teacher in Iowa has been placed on leave for assigning students to “pretend you are a black slave.”

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the assignment for an online freshman class asked students to write four sentences about what they would do if they were a slave who was freed.

The district says the teacher, whose name was not released, was placed on administrative leave and the assignment was removed.

The district called the assignment “inappropriate.”

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