Last week I was asked to contribute to the Room for Debate discussion site on The Opinion Pages of the New York Times. On a nearly daily basis, Room for Debate posses a questions, and solicits contributions from four or five individuals. The Room for Debate topics that I contributed to was entitled “Why are more students relying on tutors in science and mathematics?”
Terry Tang, one of the editors for Room for Debate discussions introduced the tutoring in math and science issue as follows:
A generation ago, after-school tutoring was fairly rare.