Because of its self-contained deductive nature, math is as antiracist as any field of study can be. If anything, math offers an escape from oppression; it never facilitates it.
For the first six years of their education, I homeschooled my kids. While I loved it, here are a few things I would have changed.
Yang says he’s done the math to make sure a universal basic income could be properly implemented in the United States, but experts say he got the math all wrong.
Ask the people in our immigrant community why we moved to the United States, and hear again and again: ‘For the kids.’ Yet here we are, failing them in one of the most important ways.
In several cases student achievement reversed under Common Core, and in every subject studied students would have been better off if states had not adopted Common Core.
All of metric’s shortcomings come back to the same point: it is great for science, but does not fit with the way people live their everyday lives.
Madame Curie became the first woman in Europe to earn a doctorate in physics and the first female professor at France’s Sorbonne University. November is the anniversary of her birth.
By 2014, California was the top state in eighth-grade algebra enrollment. Common Core erased all those gains almost immediately, shows a new Hoover Institution analysis.
Identity-group ‘diversity’ is now ‘an explicit job qualification’ in scientific disciplines, altering the selection and training of future scientists.
While lefty types continue to assert that fewer women pursue math- and science-heavy careers because of sexism, research and reality continues to show otherwise.
Ultimately, extended exercises in ‘math understanding’ simply become new procedures, which small children attempt to memorize because that is what many small children do.
A new book by math expert Cathy O’Neil, ‘Weapons of Math Destruction,’ discusses the social and economic problems created relying too much on algorithms.
Contrary to media reports about his leaked 2005 tax returns, President Donald Trump’s effective tax rate in 2005 was 79 percent, not 25 percent.
Attempts to reduce achievement gaps in math often do so by eliminating achievement altogether. This doesn’t help anyone (except consultants).
Women and minorities cannot understand logic or objective truths, says a graduate student in her dissertation, so science classes should stop using the scientific method.
I want my daughter to remember that math is about problem-solving, and imagination, and of endless promise.
John Saxon retired from the military in 1970 and began teaching college students. When they couldn’t do basic math, he wrote them a curriculum that millions of children use today.
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