WASHINGTON - Schools could improve students' sluggish math scores by hammering home the basics, such as addition and multiplication, and increasing the focus on fractions and some geometry, a presidential panel recommended Thursday.
Focus on the basics. Whoda thunk it? How many experiments in education do we have to go through before we go back to what has worked for hundreds of years? Hint: Dismiss 90 percent of what anybody who uses the word "pedagogy" says.