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The Basic Subject: New Math and Its Discontents

Christopher J. Phillips

in The New Math: A Political History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226184968
eISBN:
9780226185019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185019.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The final chapter examines critics of the new math. Challenging the traditional presumption that the new math failed primarily because of falling test scores, this chapter argues that the criticism ... More


Dueling Standards

Suzanne M. Wilson

in California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094329
eISBN:
9780300127539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094329.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter explores the back-to-basics move promoted by a pair of bills—the ABCs bills—with the aim of arriving at a more balanced curriculum. At roughly the same time, Governor Wilson signed a ... More


A Union of Opposites

Marc Singer

in Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031366
eISBN:
9781617031373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031366.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores the style of comic book writer Grant Morrison in his writing and illustrating. His style was said to have been derived from the good aspects of punk music, which can be seen ... More


The oratory of John Major

Timothy Heppell and Thomas McMeeking

in Conservative Orators from Baldwin to Cameron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097249
eISBN:
9781781708361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097249.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The Conservative administrations that John Major led were so convulsed by governing incompetence and party infighting that he was an easy target for putdowns. He himself was never to deliver the type ... More


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