The latest scandal affecting the New York City school system involves revising the curriculum to focus on racial privilege (“Forget reading and math – Carranza wants to focus on racial privilege, activism,” New York Post, Jul. 24). Evidently that is more important than teaching students basic reading and math.
Under the “Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education” program, students will be taught how to end societal inequities. But if they can’t do math or English, how in the world is that going to benefit them? K-12 is not the place for teaching students to become activists.
I see the move as a way to distract attention away from the failure of schools to properly educate students. I hope the measure will be rejected by the Panel for Educational Policy in New York City. But based on what I’ve seen before, I wouldn’t count on it.
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