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Making Math Meaningful (or, Regrets of a Lit Major)

The only time I have ever been a consistent coffee-drinker was during high school, when a daily cup sustained me through hours spent hunched over my desk struggling through math homework. (Perhaps the resulting associations form part of the reason I have not been a coffee-drinker since.) Unlike my humanities studies, math never came easily …

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Understanding the Current Condition

This article is published with the permission of our friends at the Society for Classical Learning. Since the launch of Sputnik in 1957 educational reform in the United States has been generally motivated by a desire to be internationally competitive. Unfortunately, cycles of reform largely characterized by document-based attempts to teacher-proof curricula through standardization and …

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