Comment by g. : .."perhaps we should begin with your (Kent's) spelling and grammer errors. Not to be nasty but...(and he goes on to nasty).
I admit that my internet grammer and spelling is not great. I write too fast and do not usually look over what I write. Also, my background is in music and mathematics. I am basically a self-taught writer. I have, however, managed to write two books and more than a dozen articles for various nationally distributed magazines.
Am I correct is saying that you do not think a degree in math (or a related area) should be a prerequisite for teaching secondary mathematics? Astounding! Why isn't the rest of the world rushing emulate us?