Within the past two weeks there was some discussion concerning whether there was support for the NCTM Curriculum Standards by mathematicians, engineers, scientists, et al. I recall that there was a list of mathematical science organizations that endorsed the document including, among others: American Mathematical Society, American Statistical Association, Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, Council of Scientific Society Presidents, Mathematical Association of America, Operations Research Society of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. There were also other professional organizations that joined in supporting the quality mathematics curricula criteria, including, but not limited to: American Chemical Society, Junior Engineering Technical Society, and the National Society of Professional Engineers. So, the movement has certainly not been limited to school educators.
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