Parents shouldn't indoctrinate children

Letter to the Editor


Last updated 12/30/2021 at 9:35am

As a university math teacher, then K-12 mentor in afterschool programs for 22 years in retirement, I can assure you that most white students in our country experience more psychological stress and anxiety when learning math than learning anything about U.S. racial history.

So, are we supposed to eliminate or “dumb down” (teach less) math in our K-12 education, as many Republican legislators and school board members insist we do teaching racial history, just because they think it might make some white students anxious?

It’s really scary for democracy when people demand what’s taught...

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