Saturday, July 09, 2005
Diane Ravitch criticized this book in a WSJ review in June. She doesn't think math should be politically relevant. She doesn't even believe it should be relevant. Ravitch's review has been taken up and repeated in conservative media and on right wing blogs lately and Rethinking Schools has published rebuttals. I don't have this book but I have many texts published by Rethinking Schools and they do exactly what Ravitch doesn't like---advocate the use of curriculum "to advance social justice." Wouldn't want to teach anyone to think about justice, would we? Geezlouise. Ravitch is such a punk.