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About Randy StraussRandy Strauss received a BS in Mathematical Sciences from Stanford University in 1982 and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford in 1988.
In 2003 he studied secondary education mathematics teaching at San Jose State University, working toward a teaching credential. Though he loves to work with kids, he discovered that mathematics teaching in California is a hostile learning environment. California's curriculum not only poorly prepares students, but makes most jaded as well, convinced that they are not good at math and that math is boring. California's math texts support these conclusions.
A lousy teaching environment combined with starting over at a teacher's beginning salary in mid-life made classroom teaching a poor career choice. He is back to working as a software engineer, and is contributing to education by working to change California math standards.
March 10, 2004