Maplewood, NJ – Tempers are flared in Maplewood, New Jersey, after reports of a mock slave auction at Maplewood’s Jefferson Elementary school.
[adinserter block=”3″]Reports indicate that parents were not pleased to learn that during a fifth grade class, students received a history of slavery lesson in the form of reenactment.
The white students in the classroom were allegedly allowed to sale the black student off, which naturally created buzz among the students after school.
The school’s Board of Education and administration met to discuss the issue. The principal sent out a letter that purportedly stated that the classroom’s real teacher was absent for the day due to a medical condition and that the teacher who allowed the auction to take place was a substitute.
The statement went on to say that the activity was not part of the curriculum, not part of the teacher’s assignment, not condoned by the classroom teacher and not authorized by the diennedstrict.