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Effort to Pick Best Math Texts Denounced at Congressional Hearing

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Science  11 Feb 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5455, pp. 957
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5455.957

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Summary

The math wars came to Capitol Hill last week. But the pedagogical question of how to improve elementary and secondary school math instruction took a back seat to the ideological debate over who should call the shots in publicly funded education.