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    ‘Shove’em Overboard!’: Polish Teacher Takes Flak for Outrageous Assignment

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    A schoolteacher in Poland’s Białystok is facing a public outcry after she asked her class to figure out how many Syrian refugees had to be pushed off a small raft so that it could make it to the Greek coast.

    The teacher of physics, whose name is not mentioned, also asked the pupils to have in mind the length and width of the raft, the height of the pier and the average weight of one migrant.

    Seeing the scandalous assignment in her daughter’s notebook, the girl’s mother photographed it and posted on her Facebook page.

    Notebook of Anna Mierzyńska's daughter
    Notebook of Anna Mierzyńska's daughter

    “This is the assignment made by a public schoolteacher in Białystok. I am lost for words trying to comment this,” the woman wrote.


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