Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021

Hundreds of Educators Sign Open Letter Against Math Framework

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.—California is pushing back its schedule to implement a proposed math curriculum that has sparked controversy. The California Department of Education stated on July 14 that it would postpone its implementation of the new math framework after receiving hundreds of letters of opposition to the curriculum. About 500 current and former STEM leaders, educators, business executives, and venture capitalists signed an open letter as of July 15 denouncing the new math curriculum, stating it would “de-mathematize math.” Williamson Evers, senior fellow at the Independent Institute, co-wrote the letter. The proposed curriculum contains “lots of stuff about ethnic issues, of things like this that were sort of intruding into math and turning math into kind of, propaganda and indoctrination rather than calculation and theorems,” Evers told The Epoch Times’ sister media outlet NTD. “I think this is really out of place. It’s alien to mathematics,” he said. “It’s burdening the …

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