Monday, December 27, 2010

Favorite comments of '10: Niels Henrik Abel on qualified math teachers

(A Chinese marshall plan for U.S. math)

Niels Henrik Abel

I bet it never occurs to educrats that one reason why math people stay away in crowds from teaching is because of the pointless insistence on educational indoctrination as the only path to certification. As long as the powers that be care more about certification than qualification, we'll continue to have shortages of competent math (and science, too, for that matter) teachers.

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