Progressives are politicizing Common Core math
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As progressives tighten their grip on education through Common Core, activists are inserting politics and progressive values into the curriculum.
It’s even happening in math classes, where traditional exercises like “story problems” are worded in a way to make leftist “social justice” statements that students can’t help but notice.
A Common Core curriculum author, Jason Zimba, admits the standards don’t provide an adequate mathematics education, said the Home School Legal Defense Association.
“If you want to take calculus your freshman year in college, you will need to take more mathematics than is in the Common Core,” said Zimba.
But that’s not the worst of it, HSLDA said in a recent report by Lauren Mitchell.
Of more concern than the program’s “academic inferiority,” the report said, is the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics’ “repeated goal of promoting politically charged themes of social justice in schools nationwide.”
“This approach often challenges children to change their political opinions to match those espoused by their teachers,” the report said.
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