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Our math education reform strategy for public schools marries insights from the Civil Rights organizing traditions and the appearance of math literacy on par with reading and writing literacy caused by the shift from industrial to information age technologies. In the public arena we raise the issue of math literacy as a constitutional right and within a nucleus of young minority students the issue of math literacy as knowledge work. This 21st century technological shift pushes mathematics literacy to the forefront of the literacies required for citizenship in democratic countries. It injects into this technological era the creation at the grassroots level of a demand for change among the people most debilitated by the current arrangements.