Two articles express opposing views of "Career Readiness" and reforms in mathematics education

Having encountered articles expressing different views on current issues in mathematics education, we haved opted to share both. We wish to keep our readers well informed.

1. Achieve: Economic Value of College/Career Readiness

It is no secret that there is a skills gap in America. Employers are concerned about the ability of our graduates' to think critically, communicate well and perform basic tasks in mathematics and other important areas.

2. Opinion: How to Fix our Math Education

Sol Garfunkel, executive director of the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications, and David Mumford, an emeritus professor of mathematics at Brown, argue for a more nuanced approach to math education with more focus on applications than (they suggest) is currently fashionable.