Math has always been a core subject in educational curricula, yet in recent years its teaching has become more complex and challenging due to the inclusion of gender-inclusive topics. This is a result of the trans movement and the liberal agenda infiltrating the classroom, which has seen topics such as gender identity, gender expression, and pronouns being integrated into math lessons. This can be a confusing change for many students and parents, as it is a radical departure from the traditional focus of mathematics.
Schools are now teaching students that gender does not have to be defined by traditional male and female labels and that they can instead identify with any gender or no gender at all. This is being done through the teaching of pronouns, such as “they/them,” and through the use of gender-neutral language in math equations.
Webster Groves School District in Missouri has recently adopted this – and not all parents are thrilled with what math problems are suddenly going to look like. Imagine having your kid come home to get help with their math homework. And they aren’t asking about addition and subtraction. Instead, they’re asking more about whether they can change to another gender because it’s something their math teacher talked about in class. Yikes…
The inclusion of gender in math classes has been met with both criticism and support. Those who oppose the move argue that math classes should be focused solely on teaching math and that the inclusion of gender topics is a distraction from the core curriculum. Others argue that it is important to teach students about gender diversity and inclusion and that this should be done in all aspects of education, including math.
Proponents of the move argue that it is essential to recognize and respect the identities of all students and that this should be something that is taught in all classrooms. They also point out that the inclusion of gender topics in math classes can help to create a more inclusive environment for all students and can help to reduce bullying and discrimination.
However, there are also those who point out that the inclusion of gender topics in math classes could lead to an increased emphasis on identity politics, and that this could be detrimental to the learning process. They argue that if students are too focused on discussing gender, it could distract them from the main focus of the curriculum, which is to teach math.
It is essential to make sure that the focus of mathematics classes is on teaching math and not on gender politics. This creates a challenge for school districts, especially when many of them are being flooded by the liberal curriculum.
Some kind of balance will need to be achieved. There will need to be respect without allowing kids to think that they can change their gender like they change their shirts. The focus should be on mathematics, and with liberals at the helm, that is likely not going to be the focus.
Unfortunately, liberals won’t get it until the state test results come out…