The Scene: A Courtroom
The Year: 2004 (old style), 15 (new style - After Standards)
The Grand Inquisitor mounts the podium, and addresses the Debaters standing silently before him. A large crowd fills the hall.
Ladies and Gentlemen! You have been summoned here today to present the final arguments for and against these propositions which have so vexed our society in recent months. Each of you represents a vision of the future of mathematics education. Ere the sun sets we shall fix our resolve to one vision or the other. The victors, I doubt not, shall lead us into a glorious society of mathematically literate citizens whose ears shall be forever deaf to the cries of the vanquished.
Braver, Seth; Micklus, Jane; Bradley, Sheila; van Spronsen, Hillary; Allen, Samantha; and Campbell, Vicki
"Gutstein Generalized- A Philosophical Debate: A Critical Commentary on Gutstein's (2003) thesis for the incorporation of social justice in the mathematics curriculum,"
The Mathematics Enthusiast: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umt.edu/tme/vol2/iss1/3