“The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false, and teaching it is even much less so”
This looks like the same program that has been pushed in Oregon. How is this even taken seriously?
FOX News reports:
California promotes ‘dismantling racism in mathematics’ guidance in draft for statewide framework
A California-based group is sounding the alarm as the state education department considers implementing a framework that promotes controversial ideas about race and mathematics.
The “Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction” caught attention in February when Fox News reported on Oregon defending the program, which advises, among other things, that the focus on finding the right answer is an example of White supremacy infiltrating classrooms.
“The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false, and teaching it is even much less so,” a document for the “Equitable Math” toolkit reads. “Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuate objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.”
Educators for Quality and Equality co-founder Lori Meyers told Fox News on Tuesday: “With California schools consistently performing below average in math on both the CAASP [California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress] assessment and on our Nation’s Report Card, it’s especially important that the State Board of Education provide us educators with resources that contain research-based best practices for improving outcomes, and reject resources that demean teachers and single out one race for blame.”
“We ask that the state provide us with a mathematics framework that reflects sound, research-based practices over political ideology,” she added.
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.