Mathematics and Education is intended as a contribution toward filling the gap in media coverage of education. The December 2009 Brookings Report Invisible: 1.4 Percent Coverage for Education is Not Enough says:
During the first nine months of 2009, only 1.4 percent of national news coverage from television, newspapers, news Web sites, and radio dealt with education. This paucity of coverage is not unique to 2009. In 2008, only 0.7 percent of national news coverage involved education, while 1.0 percent did so in 2007. This makes it difficult for the public to follow the issues at stake in our education debates and to understand how to improve school performance.
This blog is also intended to contribute toward more informed and accurate discussion of topics that concern mathematics and gender.
Accuracy is sometimes linked with slowness. Some bloggers seem to be simultaneously accurate and speedy, so this connection does not seem inevitable. But given the pace of its author, this blog is likely to be a “slow blog” in the spirit of the Slow Movement.