Teachers learn to use math as Trojan horse for social justice
‚ÄúTeaching Social Justice through Secondary Mathematics‚ÄĚ is a six-week online course designed by Teach for America and offered through EdX, which provides free online classes from top universities such as Harvard University, MIT, and Columbia University.
‚ÄúDo you ask students to think deeply about global and local social justice issues within your mathematics classroom?‚ÄĚ a course overview asks. ‚ÄúThis education and teacher training course will help you blend secondary math instruction with topics such as inequity, poverty, and privilege to transform students into global thinkers and mathematicians.‚ÄĚ
According to the website, the course can even help students to learn math, because while many aspects of middle- and high-school math ‚Äúcan seem abstract to students,‚ÄĚ the developers claim that ‚Äúsetting the mathematics within a specially-developed social justice framework can help students realize the...
Hardly a suprise. Seems like the plan is to use progressive issues as the backdrop for word problems and such. It's an insiduous way to press an agenda. We like Math U See. The word problems make our child laugh because they are innocent and funny, not making my wife and me groan. Just one more reason to homeschool!