Friday, May 30, 2008

Op-Ed on Math in MD by Bob Embry

On May 29, 2008 The Baltimore Sun published an Op-Ed on Maryland's math problem that was written by Bob Embry, president of the Abell Foundation. Mr. Embry attended the K-12 Math Education Forum and quotes Professor Bill Schmidt, one of the panelists, in the article. This is great news for our chances of making progress on this issue in Maryland. Below is an excerpt from the Op-Ed:
While Maryland's Education Department is quick to tout the state's latest educational achievements, we're not so likely to hear about our failings. Here is a little secret: Maryland's math achievement is flagging. Maryland is one of the richest states - it has the highest median household income, according to a 2006 Census Bureau report. How come we're not at the top of the pack in math?