"From an email.
Why? Because I think it is funny. And yes, I understand that we are still capable of and do teach math well.
But as I chuckled about it, this bit of humor is more about our priorities and some cultural issues than math.
1959-2009 (in the USA )"
Click the above link for a good chuckle, then come back here for something a little more serious.
'Social Justice' is propagated by pernicious & pervasive zealots through expensive conferences targeted at public school teachers. These conferences are sponsored by organizations with elite sounding titles like The National Association of Scholars, Rethinking Schools, & The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). The end game is to influence, not what gets taught in the classroom, but how it gets taught. Paid for with your tax dollars.
BTW: did you know that the Nat'l Edu. Assoc. (NEA) is one of the most powerful lobbies in D.C.? Why do you think that is? Besides the fact that hundreds of millions of tax dollars come their way every school year...