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Topic: Chapter Six--Everybody Counts
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Dawn Hoyt Kidd

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Re: Chapter Six--Everybody Counts
Posted: Mar 31, 1995 12:05 AM
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From >Ron Ward/Western Washington U/Bellingham, WA 98225
>, on Chapter Six -- Everybody Counts

>1. The author claims that "Only in mathematics is poor school
>performance socially acceptable," and "Only in America do adults openly
>proclaim their ignorance of mathematics as if it were some sort of merit
>badge." Is either of these true in your experience and, if so, why?

I just had to relate this since it happened recently. At the end of a
local newscast here in Austin, after a piece on students using calculators
on a state mandated test, a female Hispanic newscaster said something like,
"Oh I was never good at math anyway." I was appalled! I knew people said
this kind of thing at parties, but to hear it on TV was too much.

-Dawn Hoyt Kidd/UT Austin

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