Political Editors / April 27, 2021

In Brief: Math Is Racist?

Virginia’s Department of Education will eliminate accelerated math courses as part of its “equity” plan.

On a couple of occasions, we’ve asked the question: “Is math racist?” You’d like to think that’s rhetorical, but for too many leftists, the answer is “yes.”

The indoctrinators who run Virginia’s Department of Education happen to be among them. Conservative commentator Eric Lendrum writes:

The state of Virginia is set to eliminate all accelerated math courses in the state’s public schools before the 11th grade, ostensibly as part of an “equity” plan to make math classes easier for all races.

The change was made by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), and was announced by multiple county-level school districts and officials. Formally known as the Virginia Mathematics Pathway Initiative (VMPI), this plan essentially removes all options for students who would normally elect to take a more advanced level of math if they have demonstrated a proficiency in the subject, and instead keeps the curriculum at the most basic level for every grade up to 11th grade.

Why would you stop allowing kids to excel at math? Because of “diversity.”

VDOE’s website lists as one of its motivations behind the change a determination to “improve equity in mathematics learning opportunities.”

Parents responded with skepticism and concern over the state’s decision to sacrifice education quality for so-called “equity.” One anonymous parent said that the revisions would only “lower standards for all students in the name of equity.” … Another parent in Loudoun County, Ian Prior, put it in even blunter terms: “This is critical race theory in action, and parents should be outraged.”

We’re old enough to remember when adding two plus two equaled four. Now the only math the wokescolds seem to understand is division.

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