Premier Doug Ford is defending his government’s decision to remove part of the preamble from its new math curriculum referencing racism and colonialism. Ford says it’s important to get back to the basics in teaching math and those issues should be talked about in history and social studies. The removed section had said mathematics has been used to normalize racism and referenced the colonial contexts of present-day mathematics education. The government has not confirmed when the change was made, but it appears to have followed recent media reports critical of the preamble.
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