Parents voiced outrage and shock about materials used to teach students about slavery. The chapter’s headline read “Cotton-pickin’ Singing.” MCCSC started using the material last school year.
At a public meeting addressing the curriculum Monday, Superintendent Judy DeMuth says no one pointed out the offensive content sooner because teachers often have a lot on their plates.
“When you’re teaching, it’s a very busy day,” DeMuth says. “You get in there, you have the documents in front of you, you’re doing what you need to do and there’s not a lot of reflective thought that goes into trying to prepare.”