Sunday, April 24, 2022

2 + 2 = 4: Gov DeSantis Puts Math Ahead of Feelings: “Math is about getting the right answer. It’s not about how you feel about the problem.”; FL Rejects 41 Percent of Proposed Math Textbooks over CRT Indoctrination; Florida releases examples of rejected ‘woke math’ textbooks

2 + 2 = 4: Gov DeSantis Puts Math Ahead of Feelings:
“Math is about getting the right answer. It’s not about how you feel about the problem.”
2 + 2 = 4 should be an answer that everyone, regardless of politics or race, can agree on, but in a world in which equity insists that 2 + 2 = 5, the War on Math is underway in our schools.
Florida’s Gov DeSantis struck a blow for math by setting clear educational standards for textbooks and rejecting those educational materials that failed to meet those standards.
And the media, with predictable malice, decided to have another fake news field day.
"DeSantis Saves Florida Kids From Being Indoctrinated With Math," the Washington Post sneered. "I'm Going to Florida So Gov. Ron DeSantis Can Keep My Kids Safe From 'Woke' Math," USA Today jeered. “DeSantis Warns That Math Makes Children Gay,” the New Yorker giggled.
(One of those is a parody, but with the media parody is indistinguishable from journalism.)
Fifteen of the rejected textbooks came from Savvas (formerly Pearson) whose CEO Bethlam Forsa has said that “as an extension of our core values of expanding equity and empathy, culturally responsive learning must be woven into everything we do" including "the curriculum we build". --->READ MORE HERE
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Florida Rejects 41 Percent of Proposed Math Textbooks over Critical Race Theory Indoctrination:
The Florida Department of Education rejected 41 percent of submitted mathematics textbooks — “the most in Florida’s history” — as they were deemed “impermissible” due to their references to critical race theory, use of Common Core, and the “unsolicited addition of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in mathematics.”
In a press release titled “Florida Rejects Publishers’ Attempts to Indoctrinate Students,” the Department of Education noted that most of the books rejected were targeted at students from kindergarten through fifth grade.
“It seems that some publishers attempted to slap a coat of paint on an old house built on the foundation of Common Core, and indoctrinating concepts like race essentialism, especially, bizarrely, for elementary school students,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said in the press release. “I’m grateful that Commissioner Corcoran and his team at the Department have conducted such a thorough vetting of these textbooks to ensure they comply with the law.” --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to relevant/related stories:

+++++Florida releases examples of rejected ‘woke math’ textbooks+++++

DeSantis wants to keep ‘feelings’ out of math instruction in Florida schools

Banned, ‘problematic’ Florida math textbooks include racial-bias graph

National math council calls on schools to focus on social justice in their mathematics lessons to combat 'privilege' and 'oppression'

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