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The war on math continues, ramps up

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Yes, there really is a war on math in our schools:

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) recently encouraged teachers to register for training that encourages “ethnomathematics,” an education trend that argues, “among other things, that White supremacy manifests itself in the focus on Yes, there really is a war on math in our schools” target=”another”>finding the right answer”:

“The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false, and teaching it is even much less so,” the document for the “Equitable Math” toolkit reads. “Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuate objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.” …

An associated “Dismantling Racism” workbook, linked within the toolkit, similarly identifies “objectivity” — described as “the belief that there is such a thing as being objective or ‘neutral'” — as a characteristic of White supremacy.

Instead of focusing on one right answer, the toolkit encourages teachers to “come up with at least two answers that might solve this problem.” – Sam Dorman, “Oregon promotes teacher program that seeks to undo ‘racism in mathematics’” at Fox News (February 11, 2021)

Denyse O’Leary, “Yes, there really is a war on math in our schools” at Mind Matters News

It feels odd to hear math, a multi-ethnic enterprise for as long as we have had written records, described as “white supremacy.”

This Iranian parable is probably about Islamism rather than progressivism but the two behave in surprisingly similar ways:

One Reply to “The war on math continues, ramps up

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    Querius says:

    Brilliant video!

    -Q

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