I had no idea things had gotten nearly this bad. Does anyone here have any experience of this? It is evidently only recently the increase in this "teaching" philosophy has ceased expanding. From NYT:http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/14/education/14math.html" [Broken] Note that the NYT prevents you from accessing articles more than 14 days old. I've saved a copy in case the debate continues past that point.