June 27, 2005

Is our children learning?

Words cannot express how disgusted this article made me. Apparently not even objective disciplines such as mathematics are immune from the rampant politicization of our schools. I can already imagine Ethnophysics, where acceleration will be defined as how fast Chimpy McBusHitler scaled up fraudulent plans to invade Iraq.

Posted by Physics Geek at June 27, 2005 08:21 AM StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble It!

My school was founded in 1901, and we once had a textbook that was most un - PC. There was some maths problem about killing "Fuzzy Wuzzies", and how many spears they have to your rifle. I'm guessing it was a reference to colonial practices!

Not sure it was in quite the same spirit as Ethnomathematics though..

Posted by: Sally at June 27, 2005 12:06 PM