This note is just to provide some information about the distribution lists I maintain, since there have been some inquiries.
There is a total of nine (12) lists, as follows:
BIGA and BIGB: This BIG list got sufficiently large that there was a need to divide it into two lists, BIGA and BIGB. There are many thousands of email addresses included in the two lists. Email addresses are those of U.S. and foreign teachers who teach mathematics at all levels [PreK-12, two-year colleges, colleges and universities, researchers, teacher educators]. The same postings go to the two lists - BIGA and BIGB.
USA: This list includes only addresses of U.S. teachers who teach mathematics at all levels [PreK-12, two-year colleges, colleges and universities, researchers, teacher educators. There are several thousand addresses on this list.
MTE: This list includes addresses of U.S. mathematics teacher educators - nearly all are U.S. recipients, with a small number from foreign countries.
INT: This list includes email addresses of mathematics educators outside the U.S., in a fairly large number of foreign countries.
ICT: This list includes email addresses of teachers who teach mathematics at all levels in the state of Illinois, with a small number from closely neighboring states: Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri and Kentucky.
SIL: This list includes email addresses of teachers who teach mathematics in the southern Illinois region, with a relatively small number from Evansville (IN), Paducah (KY), Cape Girardeau (MO) and St. Louis and upstate IL.
CSOE: This list includes deans, associate deans, assistant deans and directors of teacher education in Illinois connected to teacher education programs, with a small number from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB).
NKA: This list includes addresses of kindergarten teachers who are members of the National Kindergarten Alliance (NKA), and some other non-members.
JAPAN: This list includes only email addresses of mathematics educators in Japan.
KOREA: This list includes only email addresses of mathematics educators in Korea.
ELE: This list includes email addresses of pre-service teachers in our Teacher Education Program (TEP) here at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) and those students who have graduated and asked to continue on the distribution list.
SIU: This list includes only email addresses of faculty members of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and faculty who have retired from or left SIUC. Some but not all postings are sent to some SIUC administrators, as well.
NOTES: I send postings to several listserves, as well. For example, the NCSM [National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and the ICTM [Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics]. I also send to members of some professional/scientific organizations such as The School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA), the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML) and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE). I also send to several organizations that themselves have listserves to which postings are forwarded, including some state organizations of mathematics teachers.
Brief History: As a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, I sought from newspaper websites around the country articles that dealt with the so-called" Math Wars," to share with members of the Board. At talks on programs of professional and scientific meetings, I offered the opportunity of those attending my sessions to provide their email addresses for inclusion on my lists, with a promise that I would not share them with any other individual or entity (and I never have and I won't even though I receive requests). This represents the origin of the lists that have grown over several years and grow steadily. Virtually every day I receive requests to be included in one or more of the lists. I frequently receive requests for inclusion from individuals who have had postings forwarded to them (this occurs on a large scale) but then would, themselves, like to be included on the lists and get the postings directly.
ADDING OR REMOVING: If a recipient would like to be added to another list, just request it with a note and the name of the distribution list desired in the subject line [i.e., "Please add to MTE" or "Please add to INT", etc.] Or, if a recipient wishes to be removed from a list, just request it with a note with "Please remove from USA" or "Please remove from INT" etc. in the subject line.
By design, people cannot post to any of the lists, except by me. [In such cases, the attempt is deflected to me.] You receive postings in which it is indicated who the requestor is and virtually all postings provide the source of the information being transmitted.
I have developed and I maintain the lists on my own. I do not have any assistants or assistance (though it would certainly be nice to have one or two 'helpers' :-) ).