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Ravitch Against Including Social Justice Issues in Mathematics Curriculum

Source: New York Sun

New ideas suggesting the introduction of social justice principles to math classes are stirring much debate among educators. Introducing these new issues can work to either further engage students with their coursework, or to take away from the quality of math that students learn.

Diane Ravitch believes that integrating social and economic justice ideals into math class will become propagandizing and distract from math curriculum. She tells the New York Sun that these issues should stay in social studies classrooms.