Fight for old-style math education, group urges - Saskatchewan - CBC News

According to this article, apparently the U.S. has gone back to "traditional" math instruction:

Anna Stokke, from the University of Winnipeg, said educators in the United States recently reverted to a more traditional approach.

"They went down this road in the U.S. several years ago," Stokke explained to CBC News Tuesday. "Mathematicians and scientists and parents complained loudly and now they've put those [traditional methods] back in the curriculum."

Some things here I would consider falsehoods:

1. There was ever a "one way" we were teaching math in the U.S.

2. That "one way" was a reform way.

3. That we've changed our "one way" to be more traditional.

The only interpretation of this that makes sense might be that the NCTM Curriculum Focal Points represented "reverting" to a traditional approach. Frankly, I never saw it that way - the Focal Points might have been a response to critics, but it had more to do with prioritization of content and less to do with method or approach.