I asked for an end to the vacuous, personal, attacks that were destroying any pleasure in this forum. The last few postings, with the same defensive, overstated, noxious attacks (e.g., Kent's "educational reasearch [sic] is just a lot of mental masturbation") have meant that I MUST unsubscribe, which I shall do, just because remaining ON this forum is implicit support FOR the forum and too much of the forum is an embarrassment to the mathematics education community.
I encourage others to:
1. Unsubscribe as well, to establish your distance from, and your disapproval of, such unprofessional behavior.
2. Work to establish a NEW, similar forum if you like that will speak to issues, working TOGETHER to build better mathematics education.
I'll not receive forum mail, but would appreciate a contact if such a new forum is created. If not, I'm better off trying to do what I can do as an individual, than providing silent approval for negative interactions.
Douglas H. Clements State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Learning and Instruction 593 Baldy Hall Buffalo, NY 14260