Following the publication of “Political Conocimiento for Teaching Mathematics” by Rochelle Gutierrez in the AMTE publication Building Support for Scholarly Practices in Mathematics Methods and the position statement taken by NCSM and TODOS, these societies have come under attack for what is interpreted as the politicization of mathematics instruction. See below for links to the NCSM/TODOS position and responses from AMTE, BBA, NCSM, NCTM, and TODOS.
- NCSM/TODOS position paper on Mathematics Education through the Lens of Social Justice
- AMTE response: Supporting AMTE Authors, Scholars, and Members
- BBA response: BBA Supports Collective Action for Equity and Social Justice
- NCSM response: NCSM Stands up for Students and the Leaders, Teachers, and Coaches who Support Them
- NCTM response: NCTM Supports Research and Researchers
- TODOS response: TODOS Supports Rochelle
- Deborah Ball has responded on the website Equity in Mathematics Education
These attacks fit into the growing negative view of higher education. The Washington Post article Elitists, crybabies, and junky degrees describes and explains this trend.