10 ​Outrageous Homework Assignments That Got Teachers in Big Trouble

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Homework is a word that makes many kids (and parents!) shudder.  But take-home work is that much harder to stomach when the kids' teacher sends them home with an assignment that's offensive, inappropriate, or just plain weird. Unfortunately, teachers don't always think through their assignments to kids ... and the results often end up making news. We found some of the worst assignments that teachers have ever given their students -- and it's not pretty. 

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Once upon a time the scariest part of a child's homework for a parent was trying to remember math formulas from seventh grade. Nowadays, parents have found that when their children bring their assignments home, there are all sorts of weird things they are being asked to do. 

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In case one is curious what kids are learning these days, take a peek at some of these doozies that have made headlines. Some of these are honest mistakes, and others ... well, what were these teachers thinking? From racism to Republican-bashing, consider these 10 good reasons to check the kids' homework -- just in case there's something fishy going on. 

Isn't the kid's answer in #5 the best?

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