Math instruction proposal will hurt Blacks

Just when I thought I had heard it all, the proposal before the California Department of Education proves me wrong (“Destructive California teacher training seeks to eliminate ‘white supremacy in math’”, Apr. 16).  It asserts that finding a correct answer in math is an example of racism and white supremacy. 

This harebrained idea says that math is not objective, but it never provides evidence to support its view.  In short, it’s an ideological proposal that will hurt precisely those students whom it claims to help.  Why the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds it is beyond me.

I remember when standard English was attacked for similar reasons.  In its place was Ebonics.  Fortunately, the latter never took hold.  Let’s hope the same fate awaits the math proposal.

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