at Ed Week
I left a comment that doesn't seem to want to post:
Parents can find information about why other parents -- many of whom are themselves mathematicians or are employed in math-related professions -- object to constructivist math curricula at kitchen table math, the sequel, which I cofounded with Carolyn Johnston, a mathematician who was struggling to
remediate Everyday Math at home.
And here is an interview with my cousin who sent her child to private school because of severe problems with Everyday Math.
My position in the math wars (and in the reading wars & the liberal arts wars) is simple:
Parents need a vote and a veto.
I am not a mathematician.
But when I see real mathematicians rejecting this curriculum, I want school districts to do likewise.
At the same time, I am willing to fund Everyday Math for those parents who freely choose Everyday Math for their children's education. I support the choices of others, and I ask that they support the choices I make.
The curriculum wars will end when parents and taxpayers have a place at the table.