Imagine that your fifth-grader comes home from school with the following homework assignment:
"You own a plantation or farm and therefore need more workers. You begin to get more involved in the slave trade industry and have slaves work on your farm. Your product to trade is slaves. These could be worth a lot."
That’s actually what happened in suburban St. Louis. The social studies assignment included a blank line for students to set a price per slave.
Should the teacher have been placed on administrative leave? Maybe. Maybe not.