>The NCTM is an >excellent example of this in that every publication they put out is brim full >of statements about "equity" and "diversity", two mantras of the educational > Left. > >Dan
I'm a girl. My kid is LD. The system I grew up in threw me on the science/math/technology junkheap (yeah I was in honors classes but the real message - which I swallowed completely - was "don't you dare think of this as a career choice"; my road to becoming a mathematician was quite circuitous, believe me), and threw kids like my kid on the total junkheap.
Equity and diversity aren't issues of politics (although they can be clumsily dealt with that way) but simple human decency and the practical recognition that when you throw a kid on the junkheap s/he grows up to act like junk.
==================================== Judy Roitman, Mathematics Department Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66049 firstname.lastname@example.org =====================================