What's
all the
controversy?

Mathematics Standards, Division, and Constructivism <MathematicallySane.com/analysis/mathstandar ds.asp>

A
perspective on the importance of having clear goals for student learning 
Standards Under Fire <www.showmecenter.missouri.edu/showme/perspe ctives/keynote1.html>

Why
we must continue to press the case for reform (Also
available in PDF <www.showmecenter.missouri.edu/showme/perspe ctives/keynote1.pdf>
; see note below.) 
Reform vs. the Basics <MathematicallySane.com/analysis/reformvsbas ics.asp>

A
nice piece from John Van de Walle, highlighting the differences in
beliefs. 
Parrot Math <MathematicallySane.com/analysis/parrot.asp>

Article
by Tom O'Brien on the truth about "Back to Basics", published
in the Kappan 
The Mathematical Miseducation of America's Youth <MathematicallySane.com/analysis/miseducatio n.asp>

Article
by Mike Battista on the public controversy surrounding mathematics
education, published in the Kappan 
Dealing
with the controversy

In the Trenches: Three Teachers' Perspectives on Moving Beyond the Math Wars <MathematicallySane.com/analysis/trenches.as p>

An
honest and forthright analysis of the math wars from the teacher perspective. 
Standing Up to the Critics <MathematicallySane.com/analysis/standingup. asp>

An
interview with Joe Merlino, Director of the Greater Philadelphia Secondary
Mathematics Project 
The Good Old Days Never Were <MathematicallySane.com/analysis/goodolddays .asp>

Data
from the past suggests that there is no turning back 
Surviving the Math Wars <MathematicallySane.com/analysis/survival.as p>

Proactive
strategies for coping with the Math Wars, and maybe even making some
progress! 
Focusing the Debate <MathematicallySane.com/analysis/ncsm.asp>

Position
paper from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 
What's
up with California?

Implementing Standards: The California Mathematics Textbook Debacle <www.pdkintl.org/kappan/k0111jac.htm>

Changes
in California will ultimately lead to a decrease is expected of our
students 
What Are the "Math Wars" in California All About? <MathematicallySane.com/analysis/mathwars.as p>

An
analysis of the issues involved in in the controversy in California

The Politics of California School Mathematics <www.pdkintl.org/kappan/kbec0003.htm>

Discussion
of the antireform that occurred in that state from 199799

How
are the states doing?

Quality Counts 2001 <www.edweek.org/sreports/qc01/>

A
report from Education Week on the status of Standardsbased reform,
including statebystate reports. 
What
about testing?

High Stakes Testing <MathematicallySane.com/analysis/highstakes. asp>

Compilation
of position statements on this critical issue. 
Assessing True Academic Success <www.baylorschool.org/academics/math/mathtal k.html>

A
nice piece from Dan Kennedy talking about problems with the traditional
view of testing. 