President's Choice: President's Report: Better Teaching, Better Mathematics: Are They Enough?
January 2007, Volume 100, Issue 5, Page 312
The favorite article of a past NCTM president chosen for reprise as part of the celebration of the journal's 100th volume year. This article reports on the health of school mathematics education in the mid-1980's, right after the US Department of Education published What Works. SIMS reported our very best student did not compare well with their counterparts in other countries. Have we made any strides forward in the past 20 years to meeting the challenge laid out in the article?
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