[The following post is by Evan Misshula, Spring 2015 Futures Initiative Teaching Fellow. It is cross-posted from his website.] It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul. ~ Sofia Kovalevskaya Respecting our students helps them (and us) Linked below is an excellent but long presentation on the gaps in minority achievement in mathematics and the reasons for their persistence from the Mathematical Association of America.
[Cross-posted from HASTAC. This post was corrected after useful tweets from Kevin Carey and others. Special thanks for those. All errors, of course, remain the author’s.] Yesterday Kevin Carey wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times in which he argued that the recent academic and athletic scandal at the University of North Carolina could happen because, basically, universities are “illusions.” There is no real oversight of what happens