What Happens When Politics and Education Intersect?
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NCLB and STEM
In the late nineteenth century, the Indiana legislature found itself debating mathematical legislation that none of them understood. This legislation would establish a new value for pi. The new pi would be taught in Indiana’s schools for free while everyone else would have to pay royalties to the author, a Hoosier. Their confusion in understanding the concept was justifiable.
Click here to read how the head of the Purdue University Mathematics Department stepped in and straightened them out.