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Seattle Schools: Math Is ‘Oppressive’

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  • The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) system has been using a “Math Ethnic Studies Framework” that seeks to end “oppressive mathematical practices” and advance the subject toward a more “collectivist” vision.
  • The framework encompasses instruction to students in kindergarten through 12th grade and is made up of four primary themes: Origins, Identity, and Agency; Power and Oppression; History of Resistance and Liberation; and Reflection and Action.

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