A brilliant meme recently posted to social media perfectly captured how the counterculture movement promoted by liberals has transformed public education from actual education into progressive indoctrination.
For instance, during most of the 20th century, math class used to be about actual math, even if the courses became progressively less challenging for increasingly sensitive students. These days, it tends to be more about social issues such as racism, discrimination, environmentalism and so-called Islamophobia.
So whereas a math problem in the past stuck to the basics, a Common Core math problem in the present focuses on all the wrong things.
And a math problem in the future … well, it’s a very scary sight to behold:
Liberals believe that being “tolerant” requires not only immersing students in Islamic culture and Shariah law, but also teaching children never to criticize the often violent religion.
Trevor Phillips, the former chief of Britain’s Equalities and Human Rights Commission, used to feel somewhat similar about Islam, but then he realized the truth.
“Liberal opinion in Britain has, for more than two decades, maintained that most Muslims are just like everyone else … But thanks to the most detailed and comprehensive survey of British Muslim opinion yet conducted, we now know that just isn’t how it is,” he recently wrote in The Sunday Times, according to Breitbart.
Islam by nature is largely incompatible with Western culture, so while Muslims are permitted to live among us, the ways of their authoritarian religion should not be taught in public schools, let alone mentioned in math class.
In fact, social justice in its entirety has no place in any math class. Such a class should be focused on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and other mathematical concepts.
I know this idea sounds radical to progressives, but it certainly worked for Isaac Newton and Pythagoras, so it should work for our kids as well.
H/T Allen B. West