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Challenge Math Wars


Our system's work to improve the learning and teaching of mathematics keeps running into political battles between traditionalists and reformers. We have been attacked by 'math warriors'. What we are doing is misrepresented but the politician's confidence in us and our work is undermined, and so is their support for it. Some members of the public and or press and or School Board are joining in the attacks or asking loaded questions. How can I keep my district from becoming a battleground of the math wars so we can get to work and solve some tough implementation problems?