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Topic: NYTimes article on "parent rebellion."
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Jan Mokros

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NYTimes article on "parent rebellion."
Posted: Apr 27, 2000 3:25 PM
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See today's front page article Hartocollis regarding parents' negative
reactions to "the new, flexible math." It focuses only on disgruntled
parents, and suggests that there is little research on the impact of
these programs and that the little existing research is sponsored by
publishers. I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot about this article. It is
written by a woman who has talked quite a bit with Dr. Stotsky. If you
want to respond, the e-mail address for letters to the editor is There's also an on-line forum for responding,
and many of the postings to date decry using our kids as "guinea pigs"
for untested and unproven programs. Don't know how much it helps, but
this is a place where we can be heard. I have responded, pointing out
that there is significant research on the positive impact of these
programs and that the research is in refereed journals such as JRME.

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