Jonathan Butcher, the Will Skillman Fellow in Education at The Heritage Foundation, says California's Mathematics Framework was born out of the "Pathway to Equitable Mathematics Instruction" program funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He says it seeks to show public school teachers how "white supremacy" infiltrates math classes.
"This is a new math curriculum that essentially equates capitalism with oppression," he explains. "It asks students to use math for resistance. It tells students that math is a tool for them to try to disrupt the oppressive society in which they live."
Butcher says this math model prepares students to become nothing but activists in society.
"The idea that we should be assigning students material based on the color of their skin is just such a discouraging idea that we had hoped was left in the dustbin of history after the Civil Rights Act of 1964," the education policy analyst adds.
According to Breitbart, much of the research behind the curriculum has been found to be flawed.