Seattle Schools Will Teach That Math is Oppressive
Article from Reason by Robby Soave.
Math is a deeply frustrating subject for many elementary and high school students. But Seattle public schools are gearing up to accuse math of a litany of more serious crimes: imperialism, dehumanization, and oppression of marginalized persons.
The district has proposed a new social justice-infused curriculum that would focus on “power and oppression” and “history of resistance and liberation” within the field of mathematics. The curriculum isn’t mandatory, but provides a resource for teachers who want to introduce ethnic studies into the classroom vis a vis math. According to Education Week:
Seattle’s four-page framework is still in the proposal stage. If adopted, its ideas will be included in existing math classes as part of the district’s broader effort to infuse ethnic studies into all subjects across the K-12 spectrum. Tracy Castro-Gill, Seattle’s ethnic studies director, said her team hopes to have frameworks completed in all subjects by June for board approval.
If the frameworks are approved, teachers would be expected to incorporate those ideas and questions into the math they teach beginning next fall, Castro-Gill said. No districtwide—or mandated—math/ethnic studies curriculum is planned, but groups of teachers are working with representatives of local community organizations to write instructional units for teachers to use if they wish, she said.
Read the entire article at Reason.
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We already have our young cashiers that don’t know how to make correct change at our stores and restaurants, so now, the cashier’s are to just give us what they think we should get in change, that way they don’t feel oppressed.
I know!! As soon as I learned that the square root of 16 is 4 and that Pi=3.1416 I right away wanted to enslave people, invade Canada, and treat others like dogs.
Anything to insure a vast number of new voters for the Communist party in the US. They are supposed to show kids how to think, not what to say. They took away PE in a lot of schools. Quit teaching kids cursive. Now they are messing with math. Does dumbing down ring a bell? And making kids fat and lazy. They used to play sports in school, then play when they got out of school. Now they have their eyes on a phone, notebook or computer, making them unhealthy dummies, I’m glad I was born in a different time. A better time. Trump, with God, can make America great again!!! Trump 2020!!!
Can’t read, can’t write, can’t do math; Seattle WA students have won the stupidity trifecta!
Well said! In Seattle, the “three Rs” are dead!
They are raising a bunch of functional illiterates who will be good only for manual labor which doesn’t involve thinking. Where do these people come from??
Total insanity…………………..you are destroying our future.
Learning to persist at something difficult and master it is a great feeling. Math and statistics are central to making our world run efficiently and helping us think logically. These pathetic souls shouldn’t be allowed near schools!
Sounds like they want to give “Participation Trophies” to all the kids.
I think if a child can learn to count by 1, by 2, by 3, by 5, and by 10, they can learn all the multiplication tables. It takes a bit of drill work. If anyone is interested, I can explain further what I mean.
It’s time we sue for malpractice.
Keeping America Great continuing in 2020,,,Four More Years For Our ( The People’s) President Trump. With This President,,,,We Will Take Back Our Country! And Our Children! We Will Never Give Up!
if I had a brother and he had 3 dogs and 2 cats, how many dogs do my brother have????
Thus proving what we all know. Seattle is run by village idiots who want to create more village idiots who can be cheated in their paychecks for one. Dems/liberals/commies just continue to raise the bar on stupid…….their own AND their children.