Math is getting woke.
California educators are working on a new mathematics curriculum framework, which, if implemented, will guide all K-12 instruction in the Golden State.
According to The Wall Street Journal, “The framework recommends eight times that teachers use a troubling document, ‘A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction: Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction.’ This manual claims that teachers addressing students’ mistakes forthrightly is a form of white supremacy. It sets forth indicators of ‘white supremacy culture in the mathematics classroom,’ including a focus on ‘getting the right answer,’ teaching math in a ‘linear fashion,’ requiring students to ‘show their work’ and grading them on demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter.
The Twitterverse, as expected, exploded.