This part was delicious:
The math coordinator pointed to research showing that machine-learning and carceral algorithms used in North America had embedded biases that led to disproportionately negative outcomes for racial minorities. He did not elaborate as to how those algorithms relate to basic mathematical instruction at the K–12 level.
But the snarkiness is deliberately missing the point, and you can be kind of sympathetic for people who are unfairly picked on. That's basically what I meant when I said I can see where they're coming from; what they mean is basically between the lines in the piece.
And this lady:
One book — High School Mathematics Lessons: To Explore, Understand, and Respond to Social Injustice — features contributor biographies that reflect an obsession with identity politics, including one bio that describes “a white, cisgender woman” who “strives to interrogate her privilege and understand how mathematics education perpetuates yet can intervene to challenge oppression.”
It's a coherent, cohesive Weltanschauung (had to make it sound foreign and sinister and German, sorry) and given a couple of axioms, some naïve goodwill and yearning for self-improvement, and a dollop of Daisy, it's inconceivable that a good person wouldn't think exactly like them. Canadian political culture also tolerates this sort of stuff more than we do; whether that's a good or a bad thing is up to you, but it's a fact.
That said, this is some silly shit. Reminds me of "PIV is always rape, ok?" Yah I've been smoking resin this morning. I'm already sick of smokeless April and it's still March.