Did anyone have a chance to read this book. If you haven't, let me save you some time. Or instead, let me suggest Mein Kampf or The Communist Manifesto. Both would be better reads and less confrontation to capitalism and the American way of life.
To quote from EAGnews.org:
The book is a mix of math lesson plans and essays from activist educators who explain how they’ve used their classrooms to advance a progressive political philosophy.
Two main themes emerge from the pages of “Rethinking Mathematics.”The first is that the U.S. is a hopelessly racist country that routinely oppresses “people of color.”This message is conveyed through lessons and essays about racial profiling, environmental racism, unfair mortgage lending practices of Big Banks, the “overabundance of liquor stores” in minority communities, and slave-owning U.S. presidents.
The book’s other major theme is that capitalism’s unequal distribution of wealth is the root cause of the world’s suffering. Students learn to despise free market economics in lessons about third-world sweatshops, “living wage” laws, the earnings of fast food workers and restaurant CEOs, and the “hidden” costs of meat production.
Well, I can tell you one thing. Numbers don't lie. Over 40% illiteracy in Detroit. Our American students are not ranked in the top 10 for mathematics, geography or science. Is it because the textbooks are racist? I don't think so. It starts with both the home and our school systems. We can't change the home, but we certainly can change the way our school system is running. And I'll tell you one thing, textbooks like this will make us become an even a more uneducated country. Our forefathers are rolling over in their grave right now.
But hey, isn't that what all dictators want? Keep the people stupid and they won't know they're getting screwed by the government. We need solutions to our education system- not books that create further problems. This book is not about math, education or learning. It is about social indoctrination. The liberals want us to feel bad about our history so that we now embrace a new future- a socialist future. Things really have gone from bad to worse. God save our country.