NYC Honest Open Logical Debate (NYC HOLD)

On Math Reform

Elizabeth Carson Christine Larson, Co-Founders

Phone: 212.529.1302  Fax: 212.529.0062  E-Mail



to:                 tiffany lacker, Office of Councilmemeber Moskowitz

from:             Elizabeth Carson

subject:      CSD #2 Math Education

date:            12/01/00


Thank you for your interest and inquiry, on behalf of Councilmember Moskowitz, regarding parents’ concerns and recent actions with regard to the math education our children are receiving in CSD #2 schools.

Attached, please find:

·        Preliminary draft of the talking points for the March 1, 2001 CSB #2 Math Forum

·        Brief biographies of the professors who are involved

·        Letter to Courant and University of Rochester faculty, dated November 30, 2000.

·        Statement of CSB #2 member, Mary Somoza, submitted to the Board November 28, 2000

·        CBS Weekend News segment, “New, New Math = Controversy,” May 28, 2000

·        New York Times, front page article, “The New, Flexible Math Meets Parent Rebellion,” April 27, 2000

I understand you will request from Lucy West, Director of Mathematics, a summary description of the math programs our district is implementing.

As per your request, I will provide a bulleted description of parents’ concerns.

Again, thank you very much for your attention to our concerns and efforts toward redress..