The University of Illinois Committee on School Mathematics headed byMax Beberman began in 1951 and was the first major project associatedwiththe New Math era. Beberman's group published a series of high schoolmathtextbooks, and drew financial support from the Carnegie Corporation andthe U.S. Office of Education. In 1955, the College Entrance ExaminationBoard established a Commission on Mathematics to investigate the"mathematicsneeds of today's American youth." The Commission, consisting of highschoolteachers, math educators, and mathematicians, issued a report withrecommendationsfor a curriculum to better prepare students for college, and produced asample textbook for twelfth grade on probability and statistics.33The efforts of these and other early groups received little attentionuntilthe U.S.S.R launched , the first space satellite, in thefall of 1957. The American press treated as a majorhumiliation,and called attention to the low quality of math and science instructionin the public schools. Congress responded by passing the 1958 NationalDefense Education Act to increase the number of science, math, andforeignlanguage majors, and to contribute to school construction.
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Mathematics education policies and programs for U.S. public schoolshave never been more contentious than they were during the decade ofthe1990s. The immediate cause of the math wars of the 90s was theintroductionand widespread distribution of new math textbooks with radicallydiminishedcontent, and a dearth of basic skills. This led to organized parentalrebellionsand criticisms of the new math curricula by mathematicians and otherprofessionals.
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In some respects the education wars of the 1990s have little todistinguishthem from earlier periods. There is nothing new about disagreementsoverthe best ways to educate the nation's school children. The periodicwavesof education reform from the nation's colleges of education are moresimilarthan they are different. The American education establishment hasconsistentlyadvocated a progressivist education agenda for the bulk of the 20thcentury,and the mainstream views of the education community have enjoyed acommandinginfluence on public schools.2 Recognizing this dominion intheearly part of the century, William Bagley in 1926 lamented:
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Department of the Interior's Office of Inspector General showed studentsin BIA schools achieving on average far below non-Native students and "generallynot receiving quality educations." On the 2000 National Assessment of EducationalProgress reading assessment, 40% of white fourth graders scored at or aboveproficient, compared to only 17% of Native American students.
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