kitchen table math, the sequel: $83 million

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

$83 million

from Saxon Math Warrior:
It was one thing for John Saxon to take on the mathematics education establishment. It was another for him to take on a special interest group whose followers were bankrolled by the federal government. With $83 million in federal tax dollars being pumped into the math education reformists’ camps during the 1990’s, any entrepreneur not in the chosen circle, who opposed reform math methods, and who was publishing his own math textbooks would have to battle more than their high-dollar funding. He would have to challenge the political ideology that guided all their decisions regarding America’s math program.

1 comment:

VickyS said...

Way to go Niki for undertaking this effort!