(Article republished from MishTalk.com)
Dumbing Down of America Takes Another Leap Forward
A friend of mine emailed an article the likes of which always prompts me to say "really?"
Please consider the Reason article In the Name of Equity, California Will Discourage Students Who Are Gifted at Math.
Culturally Responsive Framework
I like to verify things myself and you can do so as well by reading the California Department of Education Mathematics Framework.
In its framework, the Department of Education seeks "Culturally responsive mathematics education."
Teaching for Equity Highlights
Need to Broaden Perceptions of Mathematics
I did not go through all the chapters. Reason uncovered these gems.
Sabotage the Best
Reason concludes, and I agree "If California adopts this framework, which is currently under public review, the state will end up sabotaging its brightest students. The government should let kids opt out of math if it's not for them. Don't let the false idea that there's no such thing as a gifted student herald the end of advanced math entirely."
Instead, and in the name of "equity", the proposed framework aims to keep everyone learning at the same dumbed down level for as long as possible.
The intention is clear. The California Board of Education intends to sabotage the best and brightest, hoping to make everyone equal.
The public does not support these polices. Indeed, it is precisely this kind of talk that nearly got Trump reelected.
Biden should speak out against such nonsense, but he won't. He is beholden to Teachers' Unions and Boards of Education.
Care to complain? If so the California Department of Education posted these ways.
Phone Number and Address
Instructional Quality Commission
1430 N Street, Room 3207
Sacramento, CA 95814
Social and Mathematical Justice Q&A
Q: Who is the arbiter of environmental, mathematic, and social justice?
A: The California board of Education. They intend to cram it down your child's throat and dumb down gifted kids no matter what their parents believe or how vigorous the objections.
If you wish to protest these absurd policies, phone or write the board of education as posted above.
Better yet, get the hell out of California.