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Parents upset over language in math problems

Posted at 9:28 AM, Dec 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-21 09:40:16-05

An Ohio father wants one of his child's math teachers to be punished for using what he calls "inappropriate language" in word problems.

The father says one of the problems read, "Tony can send 5 texts and 3 nudes in 19 minutes.  He could also send 3 texts and 1 nude in 9 minutes.  How long would it take him to send one text and one nude?"

The father says this is just one example of many algebra word problems that include references to "sex and drugs."

The school gave the teacher a written reprimand, but this dad says it's not enough.  The school's superintendent says the language is "out of character" for the teacher, and said his performance is usually "good and effective".