Can we talk about math education in a way that is free of any talk about these unPC things like immigration, diversity, demographics, census maps, why teachers go on strike, high stakes testing that picks up on census maps more than any other factor?
Teachers in Chicago go on strike not to be the ones fired for demographic change in Chicago from White to Diversity with Whites under 10 percent. High stakes testing will find the schools in Chicago don’t teach the students to perform at the level of suburban Chicago or rural Illinois. Teachers don’t want to be fired for immigration.
So the teachers went on strike to avoid high stakes testing. This was the first strike in decades. Can we really not talk about why teachers go on strike in Chicago?
Should math ed blogs be for Whites who don’t want to talk about what is actually happening in and to the schools? So the math ed blogs are for elite schools, White schools not yet reached by diversity, and home schoolers? And we just pretend that what is happening in the Chicago schools is not happening at all?
What about teaching pre-service teachers in college? Same thing? Just pretend they will be teaching in White schools in the 1950s and turn our backs on it?
So our entire math ed curriculum should be geared to White suburbs in the 1950s? And as the high stakes testing gives us feedback that this is not working in the diverse schools in cities like Chicago, we just fire teachers and ignore the message otherwise?
So the answer is just fire teachers that schools in America today are not 1950s White schools? Fire 10 percent of the teachers each year like decimation in the Roman army? While the real problem is in policies made by the emperor?