Friday, April 8, 2022
A professor at Stanford University in California has been branded “Professor Karen” after she allegedly threatened to call the cops on a black professor who revealed her $5,000-an-hour consultation fee.
Jo Boaler, a white education professor at Stanford, has been embroiled in a heated spat with Berkeley University’s Jelani Nelson — one that went viral on Twitter earlier this week and resulted in accusations of racism and harassment.
Nelson and Boaler’s very public beef is rooted in a controversial debate over how to teach math to California’s K-12 students.
Boaler is behind the ongoing effort to change the math curriculum framework in California that includes, in part, increasing equity, pushing algebra 1 back to 9th grade and applying social justice principles to lessons.
Opponents, including Nelson, say the proposed changes will negatively affect students and leave them unprepared for higher education.
$5000 an hour? Who knew teaching 9th grade math could be so lucrative?