"Look, you fools. You're in danger. Can't you see? They're after you. They're after all of us. Our wives, our children, everyone. They're here already. YOU'RE NEXT!"Sol Stern writes for City Journal -- "the nation’s premier urban-policy magazine," published by the conservative think tank, The Manhattan Institute. Stern recently wrote about how social justice math appears to be taking hold of New York City schools.
-- The Invasion of the Body Snatchers
How does such nuttiness cross over from the socialist English departments to the typically apolitical math departments? Well, under the guise of cross-subject integration of course. You know it as the end product of all those tax-funded teacher collaboration periods supported by the administration, and their philosophical mentors at Educational Leadership.
Why teach math when you can simply instill social guilt, and a potent dose of Marxist rhetoric? There really is no better way to create future generations that are unable to logically defend the principles that founded this great nation.
Read about Gramsci, the supposed favorite philosopher of Bill Clinton and the rest of the socialist gang.
As reported by Stern:
At a plenary session, Professor Marilyn Frankenstein of the University of Massachusetts’ math education department proclaimed that elementary school teachers should not use traditional math lessons, in which students calculate, say, the cost of food. Rather, the teachers should make clear that in a truly “just society,” food would “be as free as breathing the air.”Social justice math -- the intellectual version of the original, and now classic, sci-fi horror flick, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers -- is bound for the Midwestern suburbs; if it already isn't here.