Author Archives: Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

About Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

Secondary math teacher teaching math intervention, algebra 1, honors precalculus, and AP Calculus AB. I spent 25 years in high tech in engineering, marketing, sales and business development roles in the satellite communications, GPS, semiconductor, and wireless industries. I am awed by the potential in our nation's youth and I hope to instill in them the passion to improve our world at local, state, national, and global levels.

Mystifying Poverty

In Mystifying Poverty, Will Johnson aptly summarizes the multi-pronged lunacy besieging public schools today under the mantra of education reform and its latest moniker: The Common Core State Standards.  Couple these with the teacher accountability movement ensconced in the Danielson Framework, or similar … Continue reading

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No Responsibility for Oops! Donors and School Reform

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Critics of current donors often point to how philanthropists have supported centralizing school governance (e.g., mayoral control, state takeovers of districts and schools, No Child Left Behind). They note…

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Math Teaching–Cartoons

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For the monthly feature of cartoons, I have found that the cartoonist’s pen spared no ink on popular attitudes toward math and how it is taught in schools.  Enjoy!…

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