Kellipundit reports that 6th grade math scores are steadily declining in Newton, Mass. It seems that the school district is teaching anti-racist multicultural math.
In 2001 Mr. Young, Mrs. Wyatt and an assortment of other well-paid school administrators, defined the new number-one priority for teaching mathematics, as documented in the curriculum benchmarks, “Respect for Human Differences – students will live out the system wide core of ‘Respect for Human Differences’ by demonstrating anti-racist/anti-bias behaviors.” It continues, “Students will: Consistently analyze their experiences and the curriculum for bias and discrimination; Take effective anti-bias action when bias or discrimination is identified; Work with people of different backgrounds and tell how the experience affected them; Demonstrate how their membership in different groups has advantages and disadvantages that affect how they see the world and the way they are perceived by others…” It goes on and on.(/snip)
Gee, and I thought math was 1 + 1 = 2 and 2 x 4 = 8…
Ann Althouse watched so we don’t have to. Ann Althouse Live-blogged the Golden Globes last night. I’m glad I didn’t watch.
“Life and Death of Peter Sellers” wins. Actually, it did have the best clip. Three boring producer guys make their way to the stage while we hear the record “What’s New Pussycat?” Speech: booooorrrrrinnnnngggggggg.