by NY Fellow Bobson Wong
On November 4, 2016, NY Fellow Bobson Wong published an op-ed on the Math For America website titled Revising common Core Math Shoult Be Just the Beginning. The op-ed discusses the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) work to improve current Common Core standards. Recently, NYSED released their recommendations for public comment until November 14. As a member of the state's Mathematics Standards Review Committee, Bobson Wong worked on high school standards. His op-ed discusses the flaws and limitations of the proposed standards and encourages educators to get involved in conversations surrounding education policy. He emphasizes that "revising the standards should be the beginning, not the end, of this process."
Bobson Wong has taught mathematics for 10 years, nine of which have been at Bayside High School in New York City. He is a two-time recipient of the Math for America Master Teacher Fellowship and is a former New York City Teaching Fellow. Bobson has written and spoken extensively on mathematics education. He ran workshops at the Celebration for Teaching and Learning conference and the Joint Mathematics Meetings. He was a panelist for the 2012 PBS television program "American Graduate: A Conversation with Teachers," hosted by Ray Suarez. In 2013, he co-authored an article about teaching geometry for the NCTM's Mathematics Teacher journal. In 2013, his school_s Arista and Archon honor societies voted him Teacher of the Year. Bobson is a member of the Advisory Council of the Museum of Mathematics. Bobson graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, Princeton University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and St. John's University.