Seriously? I mean WTF? - math

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If I had a kid in the Seattle public school system, I would pull them out. From Education Week:

Seattle Schools Lead Controversial Push to 'Rehumanize' Math
The Seattle school district is planning to infuse all K-12 math classes with ethnic-studies questions that encourage students to explore how math has been “appropriated” by Western culture and used in systems of power and oppression, a controversial move that puts the district at the forefront of a movement to “rehumanize” math.

The district’s proposed framework outlines strands of discussion that teachers should incorporate into their classes. One leads students into exploring math’s roots “in the ancient histories of people and empires of color.” Another asks how math and science have been used to oppress and marginalize people of color, and who holds power in a math classroom.

This is pure pseudo-intellectual twaddle and will seriously hurt the children. It is all about virtue signalling and nothing about giving our next generation the valuable tools they need for life. I would quote more from the article but my eyes are starting to bleed and I need to stop. Hurts. Seriously, it is that profoundly stupid.

Tip of the hat to Firehand for the link.

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