toucana Posted September 14, 2022 Share Posted September 14, 2022 A recent MSNBC segment called ‘The New Dark Ages’ looks into the recent banning of 54 Mathematics textbooks from schools by the Florida Department of Education, a sanction subsequently endorsed by Florida governor Ron de Santis at a press conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrJXammBAFE The Maths textbooks in question, many of which are for K-5 grade elementary students, were banned by the Florida authorities because they allegedly incorporate “prohibited topics and strategies” including references to CRT (Critical Race Theory) - which is usually taught as a college level subject. Journalist Judd Legum who is the founder of the online Public Information Newsletter obtained copies of eight of these banned tetxbooks, but his researchers could only find one example of any passing reference to race in any of these banned textbooks - it appears in a set of marginalia about notable mathematicians in history. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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