Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Common Core Pushing Social Just-Us, . . . During Math Lessons

Common Core Pushing Social Justice, . . . During Math Lessons

If two community organizers are white, another one is black and the fourth is Asian, how many community organizers benefit from white privilege?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Would you ever consider the question ‘Whom do you want to be president?’ to be asked of your third grader during a math class (or any class)?
Would you expect your fourth grader to be asked to create a chart of presidents along with their political persuasions? Or, how about a discussion on whether the 2000 presidential election resulted in a “fair” outcome? Or, what if the teacher for your sixth grader was advised to “be prepared” to discuss the “politically charged” 2000 election - all during math.
Common Core aligned, of course.
A curriculum developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics includes all of the above, all provided on the illuminations.nctm.org website, which claims to be the
“primary contributor of resources for teaching and learning mathematics for grades pre-K—12.”
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics will be holding a conference April 9-12 in New Orleans where they will be discussing
“such crucial issues as formative assessment in the common core state standards, number and operations, social justice, teaching computational fluency with understanding, leveraging technology, and supporting new teachers.” [Emphasis added]
Social Justice? During math?

Thank You EAG and Zip. 

children of the core cred to thepeoplescube.com

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