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ERIC Number: EJ1043092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: EISSN-1740-2743
"Math for America" Isn't
Wolfmeyer, Mark
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v12 n2 p284-301 Aug 2014
Aspects of the Math for America organization's actions, aims and affiliations are analyzed for their effects on urban schools and society at large. These aspects are argued as evidence to consider MfA as an agent working against democratic practice and in favor of furthering profit and its resultant inequitable resource distribution. The organization also serves to succinctly represent the primary reason why society values mathematics and sciences above other knowledges. Besides MfA, similar examples of activities related to math and science education are highlighted, such as scholarships offered only to math and science teachers, and a short-lived Traders to Teachers program.
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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