Oh my. This story is problematic on so many levels.
The New York Post reports:
Stanford prof calls cops on Berkeley prof who exposed her $5K/hour consulting fee
A professor at Stanford University in California has been branded “Professor Karen” after she allegedly threatened to call the cops on a black professor who revealed her $5,000-an-hour consultation fee.
Jo Boaler, a white education professor at Stanford, has been embroiled in a heated spat with Berkeley University’s Jelani Nelson — one that went viral on Twitter earlier this week and resulted in accusations of racism and harassment.
Nelson and Boaler’s very public beef is rooted in a controversial debate over how to teach math to California’s K-12 students.
Boaler is behind the ongoing effort to change the math curriculum framework in California that includes, in part, increasing equity, pushing algebra 1 back to 9th grade and applying social justice principles to lessons.
Opponents, including Nelson, say the proposed changes will negatively affect students and leave them unprepared for higher education.
The saga first unfolded when Nelson retweeted a filing on Twitter on March 31 that showed Boaler had been paid $5,000 per hour — totaling $40,000 — to consult math teachers within the Oxnard School District.
On Tuesday, Nelson — who is black — shared a screenshot of an email Boaler had sent him in the wake of his tweet that mentioned alerting police.
A white prof, teaching schools how to achieve math "equity" (translation: dumb down), calls the cops on a black prof who exposed how much she was getting paid to do it.
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— Scott C. Johnston (@SJohnston60) April 8, 2022
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