by ELISSA SALAMY | The National Desk
California's public school districts are paying an education consultant $5,000 an hour to lower educational standards and change the math curriculum, according to watchdog group Open the Books.
"Here we have a professor, she's involved in teacher training in the Oxnard School District in California. She signs a contract with the district to provide eight hours of this teacher training to the tune of $40,000," said Open the Books' Adam Andrzejewski. "When this comes out in the press through a whistleblower, she actually threatens to call the police and her lawyer on the whistleblower and Twitter actually removed the tweets that expose this contract."
Andrzejewski says Jo Boaler, a former Stanford math professor, is an advocate for a progressive form of math who believes "there is a rush for algebra and calculus in the classroom."
"These are the ideas that are being brought into these districts where the students already have learning issues, and the critics allege that these students are being slowed down further," said Andrzejewski to The National Desk's Jan Jeffcoat. "All these contracts need the light of day. We need to be able to follow the money and hold people accountable."
Watch the full interview above.