A math teacher in Alabama is in trouble after giving her students a math test that asked questions about drugs, pimping, and other unseemly criminal activities.
JoAnne Bolser is an instructor at Burns Middle School in Mobile. She is set to retire at the end of the school year, and apparently decided to go out in style last Friday by assigning her 8th grade students a remarkably inappropriate math test that she took off the Internet.
The quiz in question has circulated around the Internet for years as the “L.A. Math Proficiency Test” or a similar name. Some of the questions from the ten-item test include:
1. Ramon has an AK-47 with a 30-round clip. He usually misses 6 out of every 10 shots and he uses 13 rounds per drive-by shooting. How many drive-by shootings can Ramon attempt before he has to steal enough ammunition and reload?
2. Leroy has 2 ounces of cocaine. If he sells an 8 ball to Antonio for $320 and 2 grams to Juan for $85 per gram, what is the street value of the rest of his hold?
3. Dwayne pimps 3 ho’s. If the price is $85 per trick, how many tricks per day must each ho turn to support Dwayne’s $500 per day crack habit?
According to local Fox 10 News, many students believed the assignment was a joke, but Bolser told them it was not and they were genuinely expected to complete it.
Joke or not, some parents didn’t find the test terribly funny. Erica Hall told Fox 10 she reported the matter to officials after her son brought the quiz home. and reported Bolser’s stunt to school officials. Now, Bolser has been placed on administrative leave, ending her teaching career on a rather sour note.
It’s not the first time a teacher has gotten in trouble for using some variant of the test. In fact, according to Snopes, teachers have been getting in trouble for using the test for over 20 years, dating all the way back to 1994, when an Indiana high school teacher was suspended for using it in class.
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