Will textbook bans change how students think?
The books were rejected for including newly prohibited topics like social-emotional learning and critical race theory. At a recent news conference, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proclaimed that “Math is about getting the right answer. . . . It’s not about how you feel about the problem.”
Yet educators point to a huge body of research showing that how students feel about a math problem is indeed critical.
Originally published: May 12, 2022
Author: Jose Antonio Brown
Position: Former President
Institution: Goucher College
Published by: The Hechinger Report