CBMS Societies Respond to Recent Attacks on work of Gutierrez

Following the publication of “Political Conocimiento for Teaching Mathematics” by Rochelle Gutierrez in the AMTE publication Building Support for Scholarly Practices in Mathematics Methods and the position statement taken by NCSM and TODOS, these societies have come under attack for what is interpreted as the politicization of mathematics instruction. See below for links to the NCSM/TODOS position and responses from AMTE, BBA, NCSM, NCTM, and TODOS.

These attacks fit into the growing negative view of higher education. The Washington Post article Elitists, crybabies, and junky degrees describes and explains this trend.