1960s New Math when income inequality was low

The era of 1960s New Math was one where income inequality was at its lowest.  This was because the 1924 Immigration Act produced a golden period for American workers that came to an end in the 1970s as mass 3rd world immigration started to show up in its impact on jobs.

When immigration was low, there was real urgency to invest in schools and teach math.

Now we have slogans like No Child Left Behind.

Now we have Algebra 2 for every student and teachers fired if they don’t learn it.  This is nonsense as far as many teachers are concerned.  They are rebelling against it. This is why there was a Chicago teachers strike, so they would not be left holding the bag for it.

Should we be silent and just say if you learn math, you get a good job?  Then say, this applies to everyone the same as when far fewer went to college? Or should we talk about the real consequences of mass 3rd world immigration on America’s job markets?

Why do the wealthy pay politicians to have immigration when 23 million are unemployed by headline statistics, and millions more have given up looking?  Because it keeps down wages and bargaining power of workers.

Why do they push STEM card bills in a jobs depression?  So that STEM workers give up all their intellectual property rights and can’t start their own companies to keep them as easily.  The employers won’t buy from those start ups if they can hire their own STEM workers cheap with full IP rights retained.  So STEM workers are not able to go out on their own as much as they otherwise would be able to without STEM card green bills.  This is why employers push such bills.

STEM educators should oppose STEM greencard giveaways because it takes away from STEM workers the ability to start their own business and own their ideas. This is the dream for STEM card workers, not more immigrant workers to take their jobs.

 

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About New Math Done Right

Author of Pre-Algebra New Math Done Right Peano Axioms. A below college level self study book on the Peano Axioms and proofs of the associative and commutative laws of addition. President of Mathematical Finance Company. Provides economic scenario generators to financial institutions.
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