Random Quotations – Education – July 14th

Five items in total…

“Eliminating accelerated math courses for middle and high school students is simply a bad idea with serious consequences. For starters, Virginia will have far fewer students accepted into engineering programs of study at U.S. colleges. Thereafter, Virginia’s engineering universities will be faced with watering down admission requirements for its own state students. Ultimately, Virginia students who are accepted into in-state and out-of-state engineering programs will not be able to compete with students from other states.” – Marie Richter, “Eliminating accelerated math classes in high school is just the first step on the road to an education disaster” – American Thinker, June 27th, 2021.

“During its virtual representative assembly, held June 30-July 3, the nation’s largest teachers’ union agreed to ‘research the organizations attacking educators,’ doing what it referred to as ‘anti-racist work,’ as well as to ‘use the research already done and put together a list of resources and recommendations for state affiliates, locals, and individual educators to utilize when they are attacked’.
And…
“The attacks on anti-racist teachers are increasing, coordinated by well-funded organizations such as the Heritage Foundation. We need to be better prepared to respond to these attacks so that our members can continue this important work.” – Dr. Susan Berry, “Nation’s largest teachers’ union resolves to promote critical race theory, obstruct critics” – Breitbart, July 4th, 2021.

“Mathematics is often positioned as an objective and pure discipline. However, the content and the context in which it is taught, the mathematicians who are celebrated, and the importance that is placed upon mathematics by society are subjective…” – The newly-updated Grade 9 math curriculum, quoted by Brian Lilley in “Leave lefty politics out of Ontario’s math curriculum” – Toronto Sun, July 11th, 2021.

“I hereby resign as 21CCLC Site Coordinator in light of Manchester School District’s endorsement of the dehumanization and hatred of White people, as evidenced by their dissemination of the imbecilic ‘White Privilege’ curriculum presented by the intellectual titans at ‘Learning for Justice,’ an organization founded by America’s eternal arbiters of truth and morality – the SPLC – where senior fellow Mark Potok’s office is decorated with celebratory charts of the declining percentage of White people in the United States and Europe.” – Daniel Concannon, quoted by John Young in “An epic school resignation” – Western Voices World News, June 30th, 2021.