Math was never my strong point, but this is ridiculous!

Math was never my strong point, but this is ridiculous!

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    Math was never my strong point, but this is ridiculous!

    I can do math (although I was abysmal in calculus) but I can't say it was my favorite subject in school (I think that was girls). But, I digress. Our culture is being destroyed by political correctness and this is just another example.

    Seattle Public Schools Will Start Teaching That Math Is Oppressive

    Math is a deeply frustrating subject for many elementary and high school students. But Seattle public schools are gearing up to accuse math of a litany of more serious crimes: imperialism, dehumanization, and oppression of marginalized persons.

    The district has proposed a new social justice-infused curriculum that would focus on "power and oppression" and "history of resistance and liberation" within the field of mathematics. The curriculum isn't mandatory, but provides a resource for teachers who want to introduce ethnic studies into the classroom vis a vis math.

    https://reason.com/2019/10/22/seattl...A8UgSPqr0Pv43s
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    So, turn your back on the critical skill and knowledge base responsible for the machines that manufacture your book and computers, launch satellites into orbit that provide your Internet... shaking my head here. 21st-century Luddites.
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    What a load of Bull Dung.
    I am too stupid to learn, it's the white man's fault.
    Only rich kids can learn math because their parents can afford tutors.
    If the Liberals had not destroyed public schools in the past 50 years maybe your kid would learn something other than "I Am A Victim"
    We need a war against "social justice warriors".
    Meanwhile the Chinese keep getting smarter and stronger.
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    Blame it all on Barbie's, "Math class is tough."
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    More leftist bunk...they have been destroying public education for 50yrs...and the country as well.

    And, for some reason, the American people have been content to follow public education and this country down the toilet...all you hear about public education is that it needs MORE money. What a load of horse apples.
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    Math was never one of my strong suites in fact when I went back to college I needed a tutor to make it through Algebra 1&2. But eliminating math as being racist and oppressive has got to be one of the most foolish ideas yet. Without math we would still be living in caves and beating game to death with sticks to feed ourselves.
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    So, when is 1 + 1 not equal 2???

    Can someone answer that question for me? I have to make a major purchase today and I want to count how much money I need.
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    Is this why the left is always demanding a recount of votes in elections?
    Because math is racist? this explains a lot!

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    I read about this over a week ago. It boggles one's mind to think that there are really people who actually believe this nonsense.

    ANYONE, and I mean ANYONE who has the basic and essential faculties and the will and motivation to improve themselves can learn pretty much anything that is taught. Granted, some do have a predisposition towards certain things more than others, but that is how you are wired at conception. But if you put forth the effort and are highly motivated, you can do amazing things. I know, I've been there and am a prime example of which I speak.
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    I failed calculus twice in college just to make sure. I knew then math was evil and this proves it.
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    Yet another step in the wrong direction. How anyone can believe this is a good idea is beyond me. Well, at least it's still in the planning stages.
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    This link is embedded in the article and gives more info.

    https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2...ehumanize.html
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    I am supportive of teaching the history of mathematics, exploring what societies contributed what aspects, and showing that a math book didn't just fall from the sky one day. Such a curriculum component could be fascinating and make math more interesting. However, that is completely different than a SJW viewpoint that math has been used to oppress [insert term du jour] and that the western world is once again responsible for all things wrong on the planet.
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    I love it...I LOVE IT.

    Now when I go buy lunch and order $15 worth of burgers and give the window person a $20 bill, I can say,

    "Wait a dag nab minute! I gave you a 20 dollar bill for 15 dollars worth of your scum and you give me ONLY 5 DOLLARS IN CHANGE? What kind of cheatin' joint is this?"
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