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California Weighs ‘Equitable Math': Goal of Obtaining Correct Answer Is Racist

Added 04-16-21 09:47:01am EST - “California is considering a math framework that asserts the goal of getting a correct answer in math is an example of racism.” - Breitbart.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Breitbart.com: “California Weighs ‘Equitable Math’: Goal of Getting Correct Answer Racist”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The California education department is considering implementing a statewide math framework that promotes the concept that working to figure out a correct answer in math is an example of racism and white supremacy invading the classroom.

The framework, titled “A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction: Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction,” is intended to be “exercises for educators to reflect on their own biases to transform their instructional practice.”

The “Equitable Math” website states its training manual was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the primary private source of funding for the Common Core State Standards.

“White supremacy culture infiltrates math classrooms in everyday teacher actions,” the document states. “Coupled with the beliefs that underlie these actions, they perpetuate educational harm on Black, Latinx, and multilingual students, denying them full access to the world of mathematics.”

The proposed California framework provides examples of how “white supremacy culture” has infiltrated math classes in schools:

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