The California Department of Education is considering implementing a new framework in mathematics training for students across the state. Finding a correct answer in mathematics is an example of racism and white supremacy. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funds the teacher training model.
The training, entitled “A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction: Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction,” presents a set of “exercises for educators to reflect on their own biases to transform their instructional practice.”
The “Equitable Math” website claims that its training manual was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who became the primary private source of funding for the Common Core State Standards, with a strong leftist and globalist imprint in its basic training precepts.
The document states, “White supremacy culture infiltrates math classrooms in everyday teacher actions on feeble and completely subjective grounds. Coupled with the beliefs that underlie these actions, they perpetuate educational harm on Black, Latino, and multilingual students, denying them full access to the world of mathematics.”
One argument he uses to claim that mathematics is racist is the assumption that mathematics is focused on getting “a right answer as it is taught today.”
In the section criticizing the concept of “getting the ‘right’ answer” in mathematics, the paper states:
“The concept that mathematics is purely objective is unequivocally false, and teaching it is false as well. Maintaining the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuates objectivity as well as fear of open conflict.”
The manual also points out, without further argument, that the method of assessing students by requiring them to “show their work” is based on white supremacist culture.
Gates has been donating hundreds of millions of dollars to institutions that support critical race theory, the idea that America’s political and economic institutions are inherently racist, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
These leftist, disruptive education methods are penetrating education exponentially, especially after the race riots exploded during the 2020s.
Some in the education field are sounding the alarm, calling for reflection on the imposition of ideologies from a supposedly new “equitable” curriculum.
According to Fox News, Lori Meyers, co-founder of Educators for Quality and Equality, said her organization sent a letter to California education officials, expressing that its members are “deeply concerned about the draft CA Math Framework 2021, which contains discriminatory and divisive content that will prevent us from achieving important goals in math instruction.”
For political scientist Carol M. Swain, the particular curricula “proposed by Black Lives Matter and adopted in too many places are really destructive to the black community and the black family and racial justice,” she told Fox News’s, Laura Ingraham.