SaddleBrooke Freethinkers discuss K-12 student achievements in math

Harry Huizinga

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 22 in the HOA2 MountainView Ballroom, Dr. John Dossey will discuss the history of achievement standards in school mathematics, their relationship to assessments and the national controversy over Common Core State Standards for mathematics. He plans to leave ample time for Q and A and discussion in the spirit of the Freethinkers. Please join us for coffee and fellowship at 9:45 a.m.

Dr. Dossey has been involved in setting standards for mathematics at the state, national and international levels since the 1980s. He has taught mathematics in public school grades 7 through 12 and at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Illinois State University and the U.S. Military Academy. He has authored or coauthored over 100 textbooks and research reports focusing on international comparison of student achievement, undergraduate curriculum in mathematics and mathematical modeling. He is a past president of the National Council of Mathematics Teachers and has served on numerous advisory committees for the College Board, National Science Foundation and National Research Council. Dr. John Dossey retired from Illinois State University as Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and moved to SaddleBrooke with his wife Anne.

The Freethinkers usually meet on the fourth Sunday of each month, October to April. We are a group of SaddleBrooke residents who believe in responsible search for truth and meaning in the application of reason and science to the understanding of the universe and solving human problems. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations of nonperishable foods, canned goods and/or money to our meetings in support of the Tri County Food Bank. Contact our website for program information at