Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Triumph of the "covertly tutored"
What does Penfield, N.Y. math champion, Jim Munch, have to say about earning a perfect 5 on his advanced placement calculus exam when the district tries to turn him into the reform math poster boy?
Jim set the record straight when he told the NY Times, "My whole experience in math the last few years has been a struggle against the [reform math] program. Whatever I’ve achieved, I’ve achieved in spite of it. Kids do not do better learning math themselves. There’s a reason we go to school, which is that there’s someone smarter than us with something to teach us.”
Turns out "poster boy" had been “covertly tutored” in traditional math by his parents. Surprise, surprise.
Posted by concernedCTparent at 10:04 PM