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Topic: Re: all of Kent's AND OTHERS' remarks
Replies: 1   Last Post: Jul 19, 1995 4:41 PM

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Linda Dodge (Frontier RSH)

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: all of Kent's AND OTHERS' remarks
Posted: Jul 19, 1995 2:36 PM
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For several weeks, I have been feeling the way you do. I wish I could
subscribe to the list but NOT receive mail from certain parties. But if I
unsubscribe, it means I will miss the postings from the OTHER folks who
don't rant and rave. I have "met" some neat folks who I correspond with
apart from the list now. This is a dilemma for me but I applaud YOUR stand.
>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

Linda Dodge
Math Consultant
Frontier Regional High School
South Deerfield, MA

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