A National Science Foundation grant created to “address the national and local shortage of highly qualified middle school mathematics and science teachers” for placement in “urban high-need school districts” has already burned through $1,009,762 of taxpayer money.
The prospective teachers are not preparing to take over art or creative writing classes, either. The only candidates considered are those majoring in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) field.
One major requirement in the program is that “STEM majors will earn a minor in education and will contribute to the teacher workforce in the School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia charter schools.”
While spending more money on education training may appear a good idea to most, a little digging shows the true nature of the grant isn’t simply to put qualified teachers in “urban high-need” school districts.
No. In fact, the grant exists to “promote social justice teaching.”
Those high-need urban children are in for the ride of their lives.
Sciences are sometimes ranked on a “hardness” scale, not based on difficulty, but on how concrete and objective they are.
For example, mathematics would be considered one of the hardest sciences. In math, statements like “two plus two equals four” are common. There is no other alternative for that equation.
That’s where social justice comes in.
Social justice warriors have fought to create a world where men can become women, humans can become animals, and where there exists no objective truth.
It was only a matter of time before they came for math.
With such a firm rooting in reality, the subject poses an outright existential threat to the entire social justice movement.
Social sciences in universities are permeated with the leftist line of thinking, resulting in controversies and outright censorship.
Introducing a young, impressionable audience to their rhetoric could prove catastrophic for the developing minds. With the long-term nature of education, it’s nearly impossible to see complete results of a program until after it’s completed.
English class, of all places, may hold the answer to what the left is trying to accomplish.
In “1984” — which is required reading at many schools for good reason — Orwell writes “the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it.”
And what are facts to argue with the Party?
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