Saturday, November 1, 2008

Leading Us Astray

If you've read the misleading Ed Week article
"Where has all the knowledge Gone?"

you should also read this "Close Examination..."

It's time for Americans to stop letting this "research" hurt our children and insist that schools teach the "Major Topics of School Algebra" outlined in the NMP report.

What can you do to improve math education in your area?

1) Compare your state's math standards, learning goals and/or assessments to the list of "Major Topics of School Algebra."
2) Find out how many college freshmen are placing into remedial math courses. Has that percentage increased with the use of "reform" materials in the schools?
3) Express your concerns to local school boards, state representatives, and the state department of education.

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