Anti-racism mathematics, you guys.
Jason Anger and Daniel Buck at Chalkboard Review discovered that the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) in Kentucky used Critical Race Theory and anti-racism language in its teacher training material.
Employees of the school district went through the Racial Equity Institute in July.
Our Racial Equity Institute is taking place tomorrow!
The keynote speaker is Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts @tmlewis and there will be over 25 sessions to choose from.
— JCPS Diversity, Equity, and Poverty Department (@JCPSDEP1) July 26, 2022
Dr. Julie Chancellor, Atherton High School’s assistant principal, didn’t even shy away from her objective in her presentation “Racial Equity Work and Your Majority White Faculty.”
Right there in black and white: Critical Race Theory
Chancellor even cites the book Towards a Critical Race Theory of Education and the article “Towards a critical theory of whiteness.”
One slide includes a quote from author bell hooks (she doesn’t capitalize her name) reminding white people, even the liberals, they’re white supremacists: “When liberal whites fail to understand how they can and/or do embody white supremacist values and beliefs even though they may not embrace racism as prejudice or domination (especially domination that involves coercive control), they cannot recognize the ways their actions support and affirm the very structure of racist domination and oppression that they wish to see eradicated.”
bell hooks chose not to capitalize her name because she wanted “to place focus on her work rather than her name, on her ideas rather than her personality.”
Anyway, I thought schools didn’t teach Critical Race Theory. I thought it didn’t exist in schools.
Chancellor suggests books for people to read, including How to be an Antiracist and White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.
Anger and Buck also shared the slideshow “Coaching and Teaching Anti-Racist Math at the High School Level.” (These people are so lucky I am no longer a teacher!)
Don’t forget that last year the school district held a year-long anti-racist math training program for teachers! It looks like the district still has the program.
Three white teachers presented this slideshow!
Do you know what is so funny about all of these supposed “anti-racism” suggestions? It’s what teachers should do for their students no matter the subject or the race of the child. Look at this slide:
If you are not making any of these points as a teacher, you should not be in the classroom. It has nothing to do with race, religion, sex, gender, etc. This is no better than schools treating students like numbers to receive more funding.
Whatever happened to treating students as individuals?
Why do they think only non-white students struggle with learning? That sounds pretty racist to me. (PLC = professional learning community)
Then the teachers show others how to integrate anti-racism and Critical Race Theory into mathematics. The teachers used something called the “Hope Wheel.” Of course, it comes from The Chicago Tribune.
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