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Surprised at an omission

Posted By: Joan T. Wynne on March 16, 2013
After reading the above article, which addresses significant issues in mathematics education in public schools, I was surprised to find no mention of the work in urban classrooms of Civil Rights icon and President of the Algebra Project, Bob Moses. For thirty years, he has been working with disenfranchised children and communities to think critically about math. And as he says, ''The absence of math literacy in urban and rural communities is as urgent an issue today as the lack of registered voters was 40 years ago." He has also brought renowned math researchers to work alongside children and teachers in public schools to enrich the curriculum and democratize the pedagogy. His book, Radical equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project changed the way I thought about education.
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