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Racial Slur Turns Up In Crossword Puzzle Assignment

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Joanne Jacobs links to a much-discussed story a crossword puzzle that includes one question in which the N-word is the answer. Says Jacobs:"A parent complained that this is one word students don’t need to be taught, the teacher apologized and it appears that life will go on at Sequatchie County Middle School."
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I’m afraid it’s just not that simple…the crossword puzzle may have been created by the teacher. I’ve viewed the website…it allow you the user to create your own crossword puzzles. Regardless, do we really want a teacher that (a) created such a puzzles (b) didn’t have enough forethought to review it be handing it to children. The teacher should be terminated.

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