It was bound to happen, of course, and the Seattle school board offers a preview of the Woke curriculum:
Other questions demonstrate an equal intellectual deficit. “How is math manipulated to allow inequality and oppression to exist?” and “How has math been used to resist and liberate people and communities of color from oppression?” Just one of the sub-questions that students will be invited to consider here is “How can we use math to measure the impact of activism?” Because, of course, what matters most in this world is engaging in impactful activism. Elsewhere students will be invited to consider the following question, “Can you suggest resolutions to oppressive mathematical practices?”Douglas Murray, “Will maths succumb to the woke wave?” at Unherd
Murray points out, sensibly, that the smart students will probably learn the math themselves along with the correct blather to spout in response to the timewasters. But what about those who struggle?
A rather basic knowledge of maths would help such people and come in very handy in their lives: in ordering their finances, and working out their day-to-day interactions with others.Douglas Murray, “Will maths succumb to the woke wave?” at Unherd
But then they maybe wouldn’t need so big an army of middle-class government employees people to run their lives… At least it’s clear who this kind of curriculum really benefits.
Some of us remember back to when only the arts disciplines were being ruined. But yes, math can be ruined too.
That will make it hard to talk to people about a lot of science stuff, including science controversies. But hey, they’ll still have astrology.
See also: The progressive war on science takes dead aim at math
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.
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