Archive for January 6th, 2003

6th January

First Published in The New York Sun, January 6, 2003
By Andrew Wolf

A group of New York City’s most senior mathematics professors have urged Chancellor Joel Klein to abandon the use of what they term “defective” math curricula in the public schools.

The letter, sent to the Mr. Klein on December 17, comes as the city Department of Education considers standardizing its programs as part of the “Children First” initiative. That plan is to be released this month.
“Support for [the] defective curricula will profoundly damage the career opportunities of New York City children, the viability of mathematics and science programs at many CUNY colleges, and the economic infrastructure of New York City,” the eight veteran professors charge.