A U.S. professor who teaches future public school teachers will “argue for a movement against objects, truths, and knowledge” in a keynote to the Mathematics Education and Society conference this coming January, says her talk description.
“The relationship between humans, mathematics, and the planet has been one steeped too long in domination and destruction,” the talk summary says. “What are appropriate responses to reverse such a relationship?” We can already guess University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor Rochelle Gutierrez’s answer, from reviewing her published writings and comments. Her plans for “an insurgency by the people” to subvert public institutions and American self-rule through “ethnomathematics” will knock your eyebrows off your face. Joy Pullmann, “Professor Who Worked On Common Core Tests: Math Education Needs To Downplay ‘Objects, Truth, And Knowledge’” at The Federalist
One suspects that this may be a collection of people who can’t do math, so they teach people how to make sure nobody else learns how to do math either. I’m not just saying that to be mean. The United States has plenty of experience with attempts to social justice up the math classroom, and it always results in more mathematically inept kids.
Joy Pullmann, can we talk? It was only a matter of time before power-hungry activists would see the vast plunder to be gained from subverting the values of science. And what cause more noble than “helping the disadvantaged”?
The kids? Seriously? In response to the kids’ subsequent failures, the SJWs might well call for Days of Rage. And officialdom will cower before SJWs, as always. They reckon they won’t lose their jobs over it.
As we have said here before: You think the SJW war on math, science, and engineering is a joke… That is your mistake.
See also: The war on math and science spreads to engineering. The social justice warrior needs engineers to be assessed largely on the basis of qualities other than knowledge of the discipline, maybe on adherence to concepts like social justice math. And they’re not going to give up because they count on strategies like wearing down the opposition. It’s a clever approach because their persistence creates the impression of wide support.
Progressive war on science takes dead aim at math Four credits in math and/or algebra for learning how to spout feminist propaganda even if you couldn’t figure out how many square tiles are needed for a new shop floor.
Which side will atheists choose in the war on science? They need to re-evaluate their alliance with progressivism, which is doing science no favours.