Links, May 8, 2023

Jill Barshay explains in her Proof Points newsletter that new “science of math” reformers are trying to piggyback off the successful “science of reading” movement to bring about change the way math is currently taught in school — more drilling, less wordy explanations. She also has a longer piece about the upcoming math wars in the Hechinger Report

Drezner and Yglesias are talking about cancel culture in higher education.

How many thought pieces must I read about AI? I don’t even care anymore that the trucks are going to spring to life and kill us all. 

Not really convinced that a later school time is a panacea for mental health issues in young people. Some people would rather push back the clock with less time in the classroom, and then do nothing about teach kids to read.

Read more at Apt. 11D, the Newsletter


One thought on “Links, May 8, 2023

  1. I don’t have the slightest idea how to teach math, or even how I learn math. I beat my head against a wall for a varying amount of time and eventually it makes sense. Usually.


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