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Teachers of mathematics find that they are in a dilemma at the present time that is both interesting and troublesome. From one horn of the dilemma flies the banner signifying great popularity, for mathematics teachers have suddenly become indispensable; someway they have become tied up with national survival. From the other horn flies the banner signifying gross unpopularity, for mathematics teachers, according to many emphatic reports, are poor teachers, and they have been teaching the wrong things.


Carroll V. Newsom
American mathematician/NYU President
1904 - 1990

Source: Arithmetic Teacher, Oct. 1959, p. 191