Yeah… All Curriculum… It’s Political

Educators know there is no possibility that education can be politically neutral. Sure, we generally avoid taking an explicit side in any election—in one’s role as a public school educator, they cannot even advocate for passing the local school budget. All knowledge is, however, useful in either supporting or rejecting a conclusion; all decisions can be interpreted as political in that one is deciding. (Yeah, don’t suggest mathematics isn’t political. What and how we count is among the most politicized things we do when making decisions.)