FoxNews.com reports that
USA Today appeared to question whether math was racist in a Twitter-provoking headline from Tuesday.
The article’s headline originally read “Is math racist? As many students of color struggle with the subject, schools are altering instruction — sometimes amid intense debate.” The article focuses on “bolder recommendations to make math more inclusive” that “are blowing up the world of mathematics education.”
After the original headline began to trend on Twitter, the title was later changed to “Is math education racist? Debate rages over changes to how US teaches the subject.”
Critics called out USA Today for the substance of the article and for changing the headline.
“Math isn’t racist… but the ‘educators’ who think it needs to be changed and made easier because some black kids struggle with it… ARE,” Washington Times columnist Tim Young tweeted.
Portland State University professor Peter Boghossian wrote, “No, math is not racist. Major venues like @USATODAY even asking this question is a sign of cultural sickness. Racial disparities can be addressed (in part) by using the best evidence-based pedagogical practices that enable student learning. Please stop suggesting math is racist.”
“The left has become so racist they accuse everyone and everything of being racist including….math,” political commentator Kim Iversen said.
Even a few liberals spoke out against the headline for offering a misleading take on the article.
MSNBC contributor Brittany Packnett Cunningham tweeted a lengthy thread including “@USAtoday is wack for writing a headline like ‘is math racist?’ for clicks knowing they’re talking about math *instruction.* And @twitter is wack for just taking it-and lots of clickbait-at face value knowing their power. Mainstream & social media have a responsibility.”
The USA Today piece followed criticism against California’s attempts to reform math education through a social justice lens. On Monday, 597 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals signed a letter criticizing the California Department of Education’s (CDE) proposed new mathematics framework.
“Far from being deliberately held back, all students should have the opportunity to be nurtured and challenged to fulfill their potential,” the letter said. “This is not only for their own benefit but also for society and the nation’s economic competitiveness.”
Just another “isolated incident”?
This, boys and girls, is just another “Whack-A0Mole” sticking its head out of the box of the Far Left Democrats’ push for the acceptance of Cultural Marxism.
By brining up race in a race-neutral thing like Mathematics, the Far Left hopes to purposefully dumb down this generation.
The future Proletariat will be easier to sway and control if they do not possess the problem-solving skills which Traditional Mathematics teach students.
Having a 14-year old grandson, I have witnessed him struggling with his math homework and have seen the look of accomplishment on his face when he finally solves the problem he is working on.
That sense of individual achievement is anathema to those attempting to install Socialism as the for of National Government in the United States of America.
It is natural for some students to be better at Math than others.
some students are better at the language arts than others.
The Far Left wants every answer to be “correct” in math.
The problem with that it is not logical…at all.
If you sit 2 oranges beside 2 other oranges you have 4 oranges…not 5.
Their argument for changing the way that Mathematics is “taught” is as fallacious as their argument for installing “Democratic Socialism” (Marxism) to taking the place of our Constitutional Republic form of government.
It just does not add up.
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