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By Michelle Malkin  •  December 7, 2007 04:50 PM

Readers respond in the NYPost to my column on Fuzzy Math.

My favorite:

I live in an Everyday Math district in Pennsylvania, and while scores on our state test, the PSSA, are rising, our SAT scores are dropping.

Our state standards and the PSSA are aligned with constructivist programs like Everyday Math. Even a perfect score on the PSSA does not ensure that a student knows the math that he should at his grade level.

A child could be getting straight As in Everyday Math and still be counting on his fingers.

I have heard Everyday Math referred to as “Every Night Math” because every night parents are teaching their children the math they should be learning in school or driving them to tutoring centers to supplement their education.

Sharon Collopy
Doylestown, Pa.

Here’s your Weapons of Math Destruction cartoon of the day:

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And here’s your recommended resource of the day: NYC HOLD–New York City Honest Open Logical Decisions on Mathematics Education Reform, “a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that provides parents, K-12 educators, mathematicians and scientists, and others information resources and networking opportunities to support systemic improvements in the quality of mathematics education in our nation’s schools.”

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