The following is the stuff of nightmares. No, it’s not Amy Schumer’s curdled gams stuffed into a bikini. As you likely know by now, leftism has education in its clutches. Progressive silliness has infiltrated grammar, basic anatomy, history, and now math. It was only a matter of time…
That wasn’t a trailer for a summer horror movie, but a sneak peek at a new EdX course available to educators. Its objective? To help teachers incorporate social justice into math. Because traditional, vanilla math is… You guessed it, waaaaay racist.
“Teaching Social Justice through Secondary Mathematics” is a six-week online course designed by Teach for America and offered through EdX. The course aims to teach math instructors how to craft lesson-plans that incorporate social justice in order to raise their students’ awareness.
The module identifies main themes of “intersectional mathematics,” including “mathematical ethics,” which refers to the notion that math is often used as a tool of oppression, according to the instructors.
“For centuries, mathematics has been used as a dehumanizing tool,” they write, citing the example of how IQ can be used against people who score in the lower half of the distribution.
In other words, this is a course intended to try to make everyone equal in the math department. Or something. It’s hard to explain because it’s not a real thing. But the bottom line is that smart people should STOP OPPRESSING OTHERS WITH THEIR HIGH IQ!
This is what happens when social justice twits start meddling in places they don’t belong. Like the sciences and mathematics. Or gyms. In this case, these dunderheads find it unfair that others are more capable than they in the realm of numbers and logic. Their solution? Lob accusations of racism and replace real math with fake math. Ready the complaint cannon, comrades.
You may have noticed a pattern here. It seems the only ones who demand filtering ACTUAL education and knowledge are smarmy whiners of leftist fashion. Meanwhile, the rest of us are still perfectly fine with real science and math. Sometimes numbers aren’t “fair.” Sometimes they’re just numbers.
Speaking of which…