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Topic: Re: Elizabeth Green’s “Why D
o Americans Stink a t Math?”

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Domenico Rosa

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Re: Elizabeth Green’s “Why D
o Americans Stink a t Math?”

Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:36 AM
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On 26 Jul 2014, Richard Hake wrote:


> Some subscribers to MathEdCC might be interested in a
> discussion list post "Elizabeth Green's 'Why Do
> Americans Stink at Math?' " [Hake (2014)]. The
> abstract reads:
>
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> ABSTRACT: Elizabeth Green, in a NYT Magazine article
> titled "Why Do Americans Stink at Math?" at
> <http://nyti.ms/1o02vui>

[snip]

The 24 Sept. 1995 the CBS program "60 Minutes" did a follow-up story on Marva Collins and the highly successful schools that she operates in Chicago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4qqnBazyeA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmW_Qu3yhjA

Mathematics education in the U.S. could be improved dramatically if her system of structured, direct instruction were implemented.

Unfortunately, those who control the education business continue to promote one pseudo-educational boondoggle/fad after another. They keep pouring staggering amounts of money into the coffers of pseudo-educators, with a track record of abject failure, who have been promoting:

1. an incoherent curriculum that uses junk books.
2. haphazard methods of instruction.
3. fanciful theories of education.
4. assorted highly lucrative testing rackets.
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