The City of Brotherly Love is raking in taxpayer dollars to teach math and science teachers about social justice.
A five-year project by the National Science Foundation grant program has doled out more than $1 million since June for the purposes of promoting “social justice teaching, which emphasizes connecting science, mathematics, and engineering instruction to students’ personal experiences and culture.”
The College Fix, an education watchdog, spotlighted the program for 24 middle-grades mathematics and science teachers on Tuesday.
Drexel University will oversee the project via its Early Career Practitioner Institute.
“The long-term and far-reaching benefits to society of this project are the potential to document and share sustainable approaches, steeped in the context of social-justice [sic], for recruiting and preparing STEM majors to provide success in learning mathematics and science for all middle-grades students in a high-need school district,” the grant’s abstract reads.
NSF has allocated $1,009,762 since June 15.
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