By now you have heard of the attempts to remove the white from mathwhitematics. I believe one of the titles is Equitable Math. In a post on Free North Carolina I read the following statement,
“Students subjected to Equitable Math probably will not learn much mathematics, but they will surely learn to be good little social justice warriors.”What all you people who are screaming to reopen the schools don’t understand is that the math teachers in public schools often don’t know enough math to teach it. Thus, it is a natural to deal with something that they do know: Victimhood and Social Justice.
Understand that this is the result of the ways in which the Progressives* have infiltrated the education system. Infiltrate? No, they have taken it over, saturated it. My daughter was a math major. She took the old fashioned, un-watered down, hard math classes that allowed her to move out into the corporate world and start at a salary higher than mine after 30 years of teaching. She is evidence that the next generation does not have to have lower potential than their parents. They just have to be willing to work for it.
Where was I going with this? Oh, right. When she was taking her real math classes the snowflakes destined to teach elementary school were taking something with a title like “Math for Educators”. It wasn’t just watered down or simplified. It was bleached of any toxic content that might have lead to white privilege. That was ten years ago. Thus they learned to sing cute little songs to teach instead of learning the math behind the songs. I saw the results of this when kids would come into my class singing a song about the Pythagorean Theory. I knew what it was because I also took hard math. I asked them what it meant and they would invariably answer, “I don’t know.”
Modern American Education needs to be dismantled and put through a chipper, then flushed down the toilet. One of the best things to happen to kids is being held out of school. Maybe they will learn something.
*(Liberals, educators, the media, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, MSM, etc. Another word for swamp dwellers)
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