The perversity of Reform Math

“The essential perversity of all Reform Math programs is to introduce the complex ahead of the simple. It’s a bulletproof way to confuse little children, and our Education Establishment keeps exploiting it.

Clearly, the all-pervasive problem is that we can’t trust our so-called experts. They are ideologues first, educators second, and therein lies the tragedy. These pretenders design curricula to achieve ideological goals. What we need from now on are curricula that achieve educational goals.” – Bruce Deitrick Price