Social Justice and Mathematics Education
Over the summer, educators will need to confront and reflect on their individual and collective responsibility toward building anti-racist classrooms. Nepantla Teachers Community is actively working on building resources for teachers grappling with social justice in the mathematics classroom. In the meantime, we'd like to share the work of others who are working hard to transform spaces.
Social Justice Mathematics and Science Curricular Resources for K-12 Teachers compiled by Dr. Kari Kokka
"The Mo(ve)ment to Prioritize Antiracist Mathematics: Planning for This and Every School Year" a position statement by TODOS: Mathematics for ALL. This statement recommits to:
1. Eliminating deficit views of mathematics learning
2. Eradicating mathematics as a gatekeeper
3. Engaging the sociopolitical turn of mathematics education
4. Elevating the professional learning of mathematics teachers and leaders with a dual
focus on mathematics and social justice
Who Do You Serve? Who Do You Protect? edited by Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar, and Alana Yu-lan Price (Free e-book on Haymarket Books). Although this is not specific to mathematics education, we want to suggest the following book to help provide a deeper look into #DefundPolice movements and the relationship with police in schools.
Lastly, if you haven't seen our own NTC Statement of Solidarity with Black Communities, you can find it here or on our homepage.