Barry Garelick: The Math Wars from a Teacher's Eyes

Barry Garelick: The Math Wars from a Teacher's Eyes
March 3, 2014

Joy Pullmann

Joy Pullmann is a research fellow on education policy for The Heartland Institute and managing... (read full bio)
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The debate over how to teach math has raged since U.S. math achievement took a slide. Barry Garelick learned of this when doing some research for a senator, and determined to enter a classroom when he retired to try to bring his love of math to more kids. He has chronicled his journey there in a new book, "Letters from John Dewey/Letters from Huck Finn." He joins the podcast to discuss his book, ed school "groupthink", and why so many in education are interpreting Common Core to mean fuzzy math.

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Joy Pullmann

Joy Pullmann is a research fellow on education policy for The Heartland Institute and managing... (read full bio)