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Oct 22 2019

Replacing Math With Moonbattery in Public Schools

There is more on the previously mentioned lunacy in Seattle, where they are planning to corrupt if not supplant math education in public schools with corrosive ultra-left propaganda.

Via Education Week:

The Seattle school district is planning to infuse all K-12 math classes with ethnic-studies questions that encourage students to explore how math has been “appropriated” by Western culture and used in systems of power and oppression…

Students won’t know how to multiply or divide, but they will know that math was stolen from barefoot savages by evil white people.

The district’s proposed framework outlines strands of discussion that teachers should incorporate into their classes. … Seattle is taking a highly unusual approach by weaving the field’s multicultural and political questions not just through all grade levels, but into all subjects.

Unless there is sufficient pushback from parents, it won’t remain unusual for long. Already, the adulteration of math education with pernicious leftist hogwash is a nationwide phenomenon.

The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators’ standards for teacher preparation, for instance, say new math teachers should “understand the roles of power, privilege, and oppression in the history of mathematics education.”

Rod Dreher points out that once again the first victims of moonbattery are those it purports to help:

The young people who are going to learn real math are those whose parents can afford to put them in private schools. The public school kids of all races are going to get dumber and dumber … and this is going to compel the wokesters in charge of Human Resources at institutions along life’s way to demand changing standards to fit political goals. Eventually, bridges are going to start falling down.

Eventually? Diversity Bridge already did fall down at Florida International University, killing six. It won’t be the last.

Instead of learning math, students will learn that math is bad and standardized tests are oppressive. Actual quotes from the framework:

• [M]ath has been and continues to be used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.

• [T]he standardized testing system [is] used to oppress and marginalize people and communities of color.

Rather than educate kids, public schools are setting them up to fail by pouring poison into their heads. It will only get worse so long as liberals control education.

On tips from R F and Varla.

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