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The feds give $1 million for ‘social justice teaching’ in Philly math, science classes

Sep 18, 2018 by

That’s just what’s been spent so far on this five-year project

Look at the title of this National Science Foundation grant program: “Preparing Mathematics and Science Teachers for Middle School.”

Pretty innocuous, right? Teachers could definitely use help preparing to work with middle-schoolers. My wife formerly taught in middle schools in the District of Columbia, and it was no picnic.

The first half of the abstract is just as innocuous. It says the project will recruit 24 students in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines to minor in education and prepare them to teach middle school in “urban high-need” Philadelphia public and charter schools.

Drexel University (formerly home to this guy) will run the project, and the teachers it trains will be expected to stay in the system for at least five years. Their coursework will be supplemented with clinical field experience and they’ll get mentoring for their first three years of teaching through Drexel’s Early Career Practitioner Institute:

 

Source: The feds give $1 million for ‘social justice teaching’ in Philly math, science classes – The College Fix

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