Reportedly, the teacher told students about & # 39; something funny & # 39; to write under photos of people enslaved

Eighth grade teacher in New York is removed from the classroom and examined after she & # 39; asked her students & # 39; write something funny & # 39; under photo & # 39; s of black slaves & # 39; for an assignment

  • Darlene McCurty went to her Facebook on Friday and said her granddaughter expressed concern about a class assignment
  • McCurty shared that the teacher was working at John W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport, New York, but added that her granddaughter was not in class
  • She identified the teacher as Shelly Scully
  • In a statement shared online, Inspector Dr. Kishore Kuncham that the students had to write captions for photos of the Reconstruction Age
  • Kuncham added that the teacher was removed from the class while an investigation was being conducted
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A New York grandmother went to her social media on Friday to express her dissatisfaction with her granddaughter's high school after a teacher assigned classwork where students & # 39; something funny & # 39; had to write about slavery.

Darlene McCurty went to her Facebook on Friday and said her granddaughter – who is in eighth grade – expressed concern about a class assignment that one of the teachers in social studies had handed out.

McCurty shared that the teacher worked at John W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport, New York, but added that her granddaughter was not in the class of the educator.

Darlene McCurty went to her Facebook on Friday and said her granddaughter expressed concern about a class assignment

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Darlene McCurty went to her Facebook on Friday and said her granddaughter expressed concern about a class assignment

Shared in the post were images of the assignment, showing photos of African-American slaves with what appears to be overseers and on the cotton fields

Shared in the post were images of the assignment, showing photos of African-American slaves with what appears to be overseers and on the cotton fields

Shared in the post were images of the assignment, showing photos of African-American slaves with what appears to be overseers and on the cotton fields

Shared in the post were images of the assignment, showing photos of African-American slaves with what appears to be overseers and on the cotton fields. The assignment asked students to give a title and a caption to the images and also included cartoons that depict slavery.

& # 39; She said her friend's social studies teacher gave a class assignment to & # 39; write something funny & # 39; about this photo & # 39; s about slavery – and make it very funny because she didn't want to get bored, & # 39; said the grandmother in the post that has been shared a little less than 2000 times.

& # 39; My granddaughter's friend refused something & # 39; & # 39; to write. & # 39;

The grandmother continued: & # 39; My granddaughter was and still is very upset and she asked me how this racist teacher can be reprimanded. I told her I would do it. & # 39;

The assignment asked students to give a title and a caption to the images and also included cartoons that depict slavery
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The assignment asked students to give a title and a caption to the images and also included cartoons that depict slavery

The assignment asked students to give a title and a caption to the images and also included cartoons that depict slavery

McCurty shared that the teacher worked at John W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport, New York, but added that her granddaughter was not in the class of the educator

McCurty shared that the teacher worked at John W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport, New York, but added that her granddaughter was not in the class of the educator

McCurty shared that the teacher worked at John W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport, New York, but added that her granddaughter was not in the class of the educator

McCurty identified the teacher as Shelly Scully and added that she is a white woman. The grandmother involved stated that Scully was removed because of her obvious insensitivity and racism to teach this lesson about slavery.

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Scully was named as one of the 16 educators honored by the Freeport Public School district for 20 years of service in 2017. She is listed as the head teacher on the school district website.

In a statement shared on the district website, Chief Inspector described Dr. Kishore Kuncham that the students had to write captions for photos of the Reconstruction Age.

McCurty identified the teacher as Shelly Scully. The grandmother involved stated that Scully was removed because of her obvious insensitivity and racism to teach this lesson about slavery & # 39;

McCurty identified the teacher as Shelly Scully. The grandmother involved stated that Scully was removed because of her obvious insensitivity and racism to teach this lesson about slavery & # 39;

McCurty identified the teacher as Shelly Scully. The grandmother involved stated that Scully was removed because of her obvious insensitivity and racism to teach this lesson about slavery & # 39;

Kuncham added that the teacher was removed from the class while an investigation was being conducted.

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& # 39; Our investigation found that this lesson was poorly conceived and implemented & # 39 ;, the Chief Inspector added.

& # 39; The teacher instructed three separate classes of students to develop captions for photos of post-war sharecroppers. We understand from our research that she told students to make & # 39; make it funny & # 39; and & # 39; I am not bored & # 39 ;. Aside from the fact that this is a bad lesson, it is an insensitive trivialization of a very painful era for African Americans in this country, and it is unacceptable. & # 39;

Kuncham shared a message that was an apology from the teacher.

& # 39; It is with the deepest sense of respect that I apologize to the students, families, and larger Freeport community for my insensitive words and actions last week, & # 39; Scully said in her message.

& # 39; As a teacher and fellow member of this school community, it is my responsibility to exercise the highest degree of concern and thought in all my interactions between students and staff. I didn't do this last week and I fully agree that I have to work hard to rebuild the confidence of my students, colleagues & the community. & # 39;

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Kuncham added that the union is working on the options with the teacher.

In a statement shared on the district website, Chief Inspector described Dr. Kishore Kuncham that the students had to write captions for photos of the Reconstruction Age

In a statement shared on the district website, Chief Inspector described Dr. Kishore Kuncham that the students had to write captions for photos of the Reconstruction Age

In a statement shared on the district website, Chief Inspector described Dr. Kishore Kuncham that the students had to write captions for photos of the Reconstruction Age

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