Sunday, September 14, 2014

Teacher Group: Math is ‘The Domain of Old, White Men’

Danette Clark reports:

As reported earlier this week, Teach for America groups across the country are committing themselves to “culturally responsive teaching,” a radical pedagogy used by communist Bill Ayers and other blatant anti-American indoctrinators.
The site, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Teach for America, says that because math is seen as a domain for old, white men, many students cannot identify with it. Therefore, educators should find ways to relate math to the lives of their students.
Judging from the math curriculum recommended, this TFA group, like all other social justice educators, wants minorities to believe that what relates most to their lives in America is racism and oppression.
For example, the site recommends “Critically Conscious Mathematics” and “Radical Math.”
Radical Math was created by educator Jonathan Osler several years ago while teaching at El Puenta Academy in New Jersey. Osler taught Radical Math along-side Cathy Wilkerson, a former member of the Weather Underground Organization (with Bill Ayers) who once participated in a plot to detonate a nail bomb at a dance for military personnel at Fort Dix.
Radical Math provides hundreds of social justice math lessons obviously meant to indoctrinate. For example, lesson titles include “Sweatshop Accounting,” “Racism and Stop and Frisk,” “When Equal Isn’t Fair,” “The Square Root of a Fair Share” and “Home Buying While Brown or Black.”...
(via Mark Perry)


  1. learning to recognize that maths is something that somebody in city, state or Federal government can make go away.

  2. One the one hand they complain about inequality and then proceed to insure a greater divide between children of disadvantaged youths in homes of poorly educated parents and the children of educated parents who will at home makeup for the school's failures.

    1. It all proceeds according to plan--the Democrats keep 'em ignorant and poor, then harvest their votes and direct their anger for their media allies to use.

      It's the Democrats' plantation, updated from 1850 to the 2000s.

  3. Politically correct math means more income inequality.

  4. I love the arithmetic lesson at the end of the article ("2 + 2 = 4 is naive") which not only shows a complete lack of understanding of math, but also economics. This is the quality of the intellectuals that want to teach teachers.