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Topic: Equity Principle
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John Freal

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Equity Principle
Posted: Nov 22, 1998 6:35 PM
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While I agree with whaat has been said in the draft document about
equity, most of it could be said in a few sentences. What seems to be
missing, however, is why equity. Why is equity important in
mathematics education? Why might it be more important than equity in
arts or social studies education? The short answer is economics.
More than almost any other educational variable studied, achievement
in mathematics education correlates most highly with income. This is
not just true in our society; it's true all over the world. Society's
economic rewards are given disproportionately to those who know math.
This should one of the main driving forces behind our most visible
document. The standards document needs to be much more explicit on
the economic reason for the equity principle.





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