
Re: Math Forum and the mathteach discussion
Posted:
Jul 22, 2007 5:01 PM


At 01:00 PM 7/22/2007, Richard Strausz wrote: > > Michael Paul Goldenberg wrote: > > > I think where the problem comes in is when people who WANT to talk > > > about teaching are quickly attacked for not using Saxon or Singapore > > > Math and hence being "racists," Greg Goodknight wrote: yeah > > I don't recall this ever happening. One or more quotes, please, with > > dates and authors. Folks just wanting to talk about teaching being > > smeared as racists for the crime of not using Saxon or Singapore. > >Greg, this has been part of Wayne's regular method of >operation. His message was that if one didn't use Saxon or >Singapore, one was depriving the needy students of their rights.
As Greg has already suggested, "One or more quotes, please, with dates". I would not call it an MO but my recurrent message is that not using effective mathematics curricula and failing to have an effective school atmosphere is depriving students of their rights and the situation is especially damaging to students who lack compensating alternatives such as Kumon (straight out of Japanese juku), Sylvan Learning, home supplementation (often with Saxon or Singapore Math), or the like. To read what you appear to read in my writings is, I believe, unsupportable. I invite you to prove me wrong. Thanks in advance,
Wayne

