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Old 07-16-2019, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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Math is math and not open to interpretation like say writing a paper for English class is. In math you are either right of wrong.

What is really wrong is lowering the bar for minorities. Is it really that racist to expect them and to help them rise to the occasion of advanced math and possible learn something?



Lowering the standards so they feel better about themselves is tantamount to putting the black folk back on the plantations. They are keeping them down by keeping the stupid and then later in life they can complain that the white man kept them down and they can't get a good job.



I blame Obama. Like him or not he was a smart guy to achieve what he did but sadly instead of raising up his "people" by challenging them to apply themselves he allowed them to stay down and wallow in their perpetual victim hood.

 
Old 07-16-2019, 07:27 AM
 
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Republicans talking about education . . . it's like penguins talking about flying.


Hmmm............. most republicans are very pro-education, as they actually work and understand that education is the key to advancement.


Dumbing down the nation and accepting failure so that everyone can pass insures failure. If someone cannot meet minimum expectations, they should be failed until they master it.


Liberalism accepts and praises victimhood and failure, such that hard work and success is scorned. It is the religion of victims, seeking affirmation for their personal short comings. There is no room in the democrat party for those with confidence and a successful life.
 
Old 07-16-2019, 07:57 AM
 
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Hmmm............. most republicans are very pro-education, as they actually work and understand that education is the key to advancement.


Dumbing down the nation and accepting failure so that everyone can pass insures failure. If someone cannot meet minimum expectations, they should be failed until they master it.


Liberalism accepts and praises victimhood and failure, such that hard work and success is scorned. It is the religion of victims, seeking affirmation for their personal short comings. There is no room in the democrat party for those with confidence and a successful life.
Conservative states (except for Utah) rank very poorly when it comes education. That fact that you believe liberals are bad and doesn’t stop that fact that kids in New Jersey and Massachusetts are outperforming kids in West Virginia and Kentucky.
 
Old 07-16-2019, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Pacific Beach/San Diego
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Hmmm............. most republicans are very pro-education, as they actually work and understand that education is the key to advancement.


Dumbing down the nation and accepting failure so that everyone can pass insures failure. If someone cannot meet minimum expectations, they should be failed until they master it.


Liberalism accepts and praises victimhood and failure, such that hard work and success is scorned. It is the religion of victims, seeking affirmation for their personal short comings. There is no room in the democrat party for those with confidence and a successful life.
They are so pro-education that they bash teachers, public schools, universities, etc every chance they can get and decry anything scientific that doesn't support their agenda. Meanwhile education rankings for the Bible Belt are atrocious.

But, sure, they are pro education . . .
 
Old 07-16-2019, 07:59 AM
 
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"Math equity" is now a term trumped up by the SJW/PC crowd referring to the growing insistence among math educators that teaching mathematics in classrooms comes with inherently biased racist methodology that must be addressed.

Furthermore, the SJW/PC crowd in favor of "math equity" stresses the importance of social justice warrior issues such as race, diversity, and gender when it comes to mathematics education.

According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, "“It (Math equity) requires mathematics teachers to reflect on their own identity, positions, and beliefs in regards to racist and sorting-based mechanisms. It involves noticing students, learning about the worlds they live in, and building mathematics that comes from these worlds. And finally, it involves engaging other educators in partnerships to build equity-oriented communities."

More about how math is racist can be found in the article linked below:

Article
Society devolving down to the lowest common denominator.
 
Old 07-16-2019, 08:00 AM
 
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One beautiful thing about math, at least below the 300 level theoretical university stuff.

No interpretation. The answer is the answer. Race makes no difference whatsoever.
Proof writing takes creativity, and there are many “correct” paths one can take.
 
Old 07-16-2019, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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Republicans talking about education . . . it's like penguins talking about flying.
Yes, if it was up to Republicans, nobody would be going to school.
 
Old 07-16-2019, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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What is really wrong is lowering the bar for minorities.
I don't disagree with this. However, that's not what the article linked in the OP is about. Nor is it about "math" being racist. Math is not racist in itself, and the OP's headline is misleading at best. No doubt that was intentional ...

Instead, the article discusses how some teaching methods may have built-in mechanisms that favor one race, gender, etc. over another. Look up "implicit bias" - it's something we all carry, intentionally or unintentionally, just by being who we are and where we've been.

Some folks commenting here may be good at math, but they're lousy at reading comprehension and critical thinking.
 
Old 07-16-2019, 08:10 AM
 
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Republicans talking about education . . . it's like penguins talking about flying.
That post is racist.
 
Old 07-16-2019, 08:11 AM
 
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Yes, if it was up to Republicans, nobody would be going to school.
What an imbecilic thing to say. Projecting again, I see.
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