A committee from the Seattle Public School System has decided math is now not only racist, but also a tool for oppression. So wait, does that mean their Common Core pet project can be jettisoned now?
The Seattle Public Schools Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee (ESAC) released a rough draft of notes for its Math Ethnic Studies framework in late September, which attempts to connects math to a history of oppression.
The framework is broken into four different themes: “Origins, Identity, and Agency,” “Power and Oppression,” “History of Resistance and Liberation,” and “Reflection and Action.”
The committee suggests that math is subjective and racist, saying under one section, “Who gets to say if an answer is right,” and under another, “how is math manipulated to allow inequality and oppression to persist?”
The good news is since most public school teachers are little more than servants to their union overlords, not one educator will stand up to this buffoonery. Why make a scene when you’re hauling in those sweet, sweet taxpayer-funded paychecks, amirite?