Plenary Session: Keynote Address - The Signal and the Noise and Changing Teacher Preparations
Howard Gobstein (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)
MSRI: Simons Auditorium
We live amidst jolting economic and societal change. Mathematicians have a critical role in addressing the nation’s economic transition. To be internationally competitive and provide livable wages, the U.S. workforce will need to be more educated. Universities are beginning to undertake significant changes to address severe financial constraints and enhance degree completion. As the single most important gateway courses to bachelor degree completion, transforming mathematics education is crucial to attaining larger societal objectives. As those who educate mathematics instructors for high schools, community colleges and universities, you have major opportunities in these times of change to accomplish your education objectives.