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About This Blog

I work as an evaluator for grant-funded projects in education.  I have about 25 years professional experience in this field.  Prior to that I taught middle school reading and mathematics, elementary school gifted mathematics programs, and advanced math (calculus and above) in community college, and developmental (not for credit) mathematics at two different large universities.

I earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education with a minor in Statistics from North Carolina State University.  My masters degree is in pure mathematics, as I love to study structure.  Studying mathematical structures influences how I see the world.  I look for fundamental assumptions from which peoples’ perspectives are generated.

I write this blog to share my observations about how I see fundamental assumptions changing in our American culture, and in education.  I am rolling out a story that is meant to be read in order, starting with the earliest posted blog.

Perpetually At Risk

This is part 2 of a series that tells a story intended to help people understand the cultural context of changes happening in education. Prior to 2006, most federal and state education grants described the programs they wanted to fund in terms of demographic...

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Paradigm Shift in Public Education

From Merriam Webster: paradigm shift noun Definition of paradigm shift formal : an important change that happens when the usual way of thinking about or doing something is replaced by a new and different way This is part 1 of a series that tells a story intended to...

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