Thursday, 15 September 2016

Royal Grammar School: You Do The Maths

A grammar school has been accused of handing out ‘homophobic’ work after a maths question sparked fury amongst parents and students.

The shocking question, handed out by a school volunteer to a group of students at the all-boys Royal Grammar School, in High Wycombe, suggests only men and woman should get married “as God intended”.

The questions reads: “If in a town 70 per cent of the men are married to 90 per cent of the women (and each marriage is between one man and woman, as God intended when he made humans male and female) what percentage of the adult population are married?”

The optional math test “posers” could have been picked up by all the school’s 1,300 students, including children as young as 11.

One parent, who did not want to be named, slammed the homework as being “homophobic” and having an “anti-LGBT bias”.

Speaking to the Bucks Free Press this morning, headmaster Philip Wayne said: “I’m sorry on behalf of the whole school community of governors, staff and boys for any offence this has caused.”

He revealed that the question was set as part of an additional test to higher-level maths students by a former full-time teacher who retired “a long time ago”.

He continued to volunteer at the school and recently handed out the test before the question was spotted by some students.

Mr Wayne said: “First few boys to pick up the test, noticed the question concerned and referred it to staff.

“As soon as it was picked up it was quickly withdrawn from the department.

“He [the school volunteer] will not be returning to RGS. Staff are expected to abide by the teachers standards if they’re on the payroll or not.” ...

Well done lads!

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