An Unsolicited Proposal to NCTM from Steven Rasmussen for a New 10-Year Strategic Direction
2009 will mark the 20th anniversary of the release of NCTM’s Mathematics Content Standards, an ambitious attempt by our professional community to offer strategic vision for mathematics education in U.S. schools. Ever since their release, NCTM has invested a large portion of its organizational efforts and resources in building support for that vision. The “standards movement,” begun by NCTM, has taken hold in mathematics and across disciplines. Most states have ratified NCTM’s vision and incorporated our Standards into standards documents of their own, and curriculum has changed as a result.