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June 09, 2005

7 X 12 = BUSH LIED!!

If you thought your kids' math instruction at school was going down the toilet because the schools were adopting all the latest edu-fads in math teaching, you were right. But you were probably reassured in thinking that it couldn't get much worse.


Barry Kearns at VekTor writes about a forthcoming math text, Rethinking Mathematics, that uses math as a tool for political indoctrination. I will leave the discussion to him, but you really have to see the table of contents of the book to believe it. I'm still wondering whether it's an Alan Sokal parody. (via Ann Althouse)

The good news is that math instruction is so poor that not only will the kids not learn the math but they also won't learn the brainwashing.