A free online class on integrating social justice into high school math has been revised to focus on “social issues,” reports Toni Airaksinen on Campus Reform. The class was designed by Teach for America and offered by EdX. The class, formerly titled Teaching Social Justice Through Secondary Mathematics, was aimed at teaching math instructors how to create lesson plans to teach their students about privilege, racism, and inequality using concepts like geometry and ratios.
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Teaching Social Justice Through Secondary Mathematics, an EdX course designed by Teach for America, doesn’t just give middle-school teachers ideas for lesson plans, such as “Race and Imprisonment Rates in the United States,” reports Campus Reform. The six-week online course tells teachers that math is a “dehumanizing tool” of oppression that’s been used to “trick indigenous peoples out of land and property.” Even worse, teachers are told that logic, algorithms and such are