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Some Colleges Now Offering ‘Social Justice’ Math Classes for Future Teachers

Some Colleges Now Offering ‘Social Justice’ Math Classes for Future Teachers

“to develop the ability and inclination to use mathematics to understand, and improve, the world around us, exploring social, political, and economic justice”

This is just a reminder that the left is still playing the long game. They have no intention of backing down on any of this.

Campus Reform reports:

Colleges offer ‘social justice’ math classes for students, future teachers

This school year, colleges around the country will teach students to use math to drive a “social justice” agenda. Campus Reform has found several courses, aimed both at math students and future teachers, that will teach math through social justice and social justice through math.

Central Washington University’s “Mathematics for Social Justice,” identified by Twitter user @OrwellNGoode, purports to teach students how, and why, to use math for social justice activism. The course description says, “The overarching goal of this course is for students to develop the ability and inclination to use mathematics to understand, and improve, the world around us, exploring social, political, and economic justice.” Students will use math and analysis to “draw conclusions concerning social justice issues,” “make and evaluate assumptions in a social justice context,” and “analyze and critique social justice claims and arguments.”

Bates College will also offer “Mathematics for Social Justice” in the spring of 2022. The course’s stated goals are similar to those of the course at Central Washington University. According to the course catalog, students who enroll can expect to “use mathematics as a powerful analytic framework for understanding and developing realistic solutions to issues of social, political, and economic justice.”

Swarthmore College will offer a similar course in the spring, titled “Mathematics and Social Justice.” Its course description is more politically charged than most: The class purports to “[examine] the roles that mathematics and mathematicians play in society, particularly through the lenses of equity and social justice.” Swarthmore also gets specific about the topics to which students will apply math, which include “policing, politics, healthcare, and the military-industrial complex.”

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Comments

They will teach students to use statistics the way that a drunk uses a streetlight, more for support than illumination.

Time to bust out the old “Lying with Statistics.”

Social Justice Math = Not Math.

This cannot possibly end well.

Steven Brizel | October 19, 2021 at 4:26 pm

2 murders plus 2 assaults equals how many crimes and years if convicted?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Steven Brizel. | October 19, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    The answer is a heteronormative construct built on the backs of black lesbian women Because of our patriarchal society. And if you don’t believe me, you’re a racist.

Are these going to be actual Mathematics classes or buried in the Humanities Department?

(“The theoretical broadening which comes from having many humanities subjects on the campus is offset by the general dopiness of the people who study these things.” – Richard Feynman)

2 + 2 = whatever makes you feel empowered.

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