Welcome to Prof. David Klein's Home Page
California State University Northridge
Department
of Mathematics
Interdisciplinary
Research Institute for the Sciences (IRIS)
CSUN Climate
Science Program


Office: Santa Susana
Hall, Room 127
Telephone: (818) 6777792, Fax: (818)
6773634
Email: david.klein@csun.edu
Spring 2021
Math
450B Advanced Calculus II, TTh 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Office
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 3:00
to 3:30 p.m. &
by appointment
Fall 2020: Math 651B & Phys 640 General Relativity
Spring 2020: Math
595 MP Special Topic:
Mathematical Climate Modeling

B.S. Physics 1975,
UCSB
B.A. Mathematics 1975, UCSB
Ph.d. Center for
Applied Mathematics,
Cornell University, 1981 

Professional
Interests Mathematical Physics,
General
Relativity and Cosmology,
Statistical Mechanics, Climate Science, Mathematics
Education

Capitalism
and Climate Change: The Science and Politics of Global Warming
by David Klein,
illustrated and edited by Stephanie McMillan.
Kindle version
available from Amazon.
Research
Articles
Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, History of Mathematics Education,
Teacher Education
K12 Mathematics Education
 Book Review: The Death and Life of the Great
American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education,
by Diane Ravitch, Basic Books, 2010, Reviewed in
Educational Horizons, Vol. 88, No. 4, Summer 2010, p. 194198.
 School math books, nonsense, and the National
Science Foundation, American
Journal of Physics, Vol. 75, No. 2, p. 101–102, February 2007.
This is a preprint of the published
version. Critical Letters to the
Editor from Leslie Atkins and Terry Millar, the principal
investigator of the National Science Foundation funded program, SCALE,
and Klein's response to both appeared in AJP
Vol. 75, No. 9 in September 2007.

A quarter century of US 'math wars' and
political partisanship, (c)
Taylor & Francis, 2007. This
is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of
Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The
definitive version was
published in BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the
History of Mathematics, Volume 22 Issue 1, January 2007, p. 2233,
doi:10.1080/17498430601148762 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17498430601148762)
The BSHM Bulletin is available
online
at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17498430.asp

Open Letter to Governor Schwarzenegger
and Members of the California Legislature in support of
California's Standards System for K12 Education. Faculty and administrators from California
colleges and universities are invited to endorse

Why Johnny Can't Calculate,
by David Klein and
Jennifer Marple, Los Angeles Times, September 26, 2005
 The State of State Math Standards 2005, by David
Klein, Bastiaan J. Braams, Thomas Parker, William Quirk, Wilfried
Schmid,
and W. Stephen Wilson, Technical assistance from Ralph A. Raimi and
Lawrence Braden, Analysis by Justin Torres, Foreword by Chester E.
Finn, Jr.
 A Case
Study:
An Email
Debate on the quality of education research in mainstream education
journals between Dr. Pendred Noyce, head of the Noyce Foundation, and
David
Klein focusing on the article, "The impact of two standardsbased
mathematics
curricula on student achievement in Massachusetts" by Riordan, J. E.,
&
Noyce, P. E. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 32(4),
368398
(2001).
 CSPAN
Panel
Discussion/Debate on mathematics education. This link includes a
complete
transcript of a panel discussion and debate hosted by the American
Enterprise
Institute on March 4, 2002 and nationally broadcast by CSPAN:
Does Two Plus Two Still Equal Four?What Should Our Children Know
About Math?
Panelists:
Mike McKeown, Brown University
Gail Burrill, Michigan State University and former NCTM President
David Klein, California State University, Northridge (For Klein's
Presentation click here)
Lee V. Stiff, President of the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics
Tom Loveless, Brookings Institution
Moderator: Lynne V. Cheney, AEI
("Real Player"; click here
to get free download)
 California State Adopted Middle
School Math programs for 2001, official Content Review Panel Reports
 The
Freedom
to Agree,
by David Klein, California Political Review, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp
1516,
31, July/August 1998
 Open
Letter
to
CSU Chancellor Charles Reed in support of the California
Mathematics
Standards for K12. Endorsed by more than 100 college and
university
mathematicians, and by Jaime Escalante. January 1998
Other Education Related Links
Mathematically
Correct, formerly the most influential parents'
organization to improve mathematics
instruction
in K12
New York City HOLD
National on mathematics education reform, or NYC
HOLD,
was "formed in order to address mathematics education in the New York
City
schools and to provide an organization for parents, educators,
mathematicians
and other concerned citizens to work to improve the quality of
mathematics
education"
A Guide to Free
LiveTutoring and Best Courses at Online Public Libraries
United
States Coalition for World Class Math
Core Knowledge Foundation,
founded in 1986 by E.D.Hirsch Jr.
National Council on Teacher Quality
American Board for Certification of
Teacher Excellence
Kitchen
Table Math (the sequel) gives illuminating insights and good tips
for parents on
teaching math to their children
TeachMath.net, created by math
teacher E. Toby Earl
Where's The
Math? Washington state parents and educators for
mathematically correct curricula
Ilinois Loop
A web site with a wealth of information about math education and other
subjects
Weapons of Math
Destruction Comics and commentary
Maths is
good for you! History of mathematics for young mathematicians
MissouriMath.Org
on shortcomings of the Missouri's standards. See also explanation
of Reform
Math.
Bill Quirk's home page
Hung HsiWu's home page
Richard Phelps
home page
CSUN and Political Issues
Institute
for Sustainability,
California State University, Northridge
System Change Not
Climate Change, an Ecosocialist Coalition
Ecosocialism
and the Climate Crisis, by David Klein,
System Change Not
Climate Change, March 21, 2021
Book
review: Essays on the New Global Capitalism, by William I. Robinson,
by David Klein, Climate & Capitalism, October 28, 2019
Palestine
and the Climate Crisis, by David Klein, Mondoweiss, February 5, 2019
The
Limits of Green Energy Under Capitalism, by David Klein, Truthout,
July 17, 2018
The Cross of
the Moment,
"a documentary film discussing the most difficult aspects of the
climate crisis" (2015)
Capitalism,
Green or
Otherwise, Is "Ecological Suicide" by David Klein, Review of
Green Capitalism: the God that Failed,
by Richard Smith, World Economics Association eBooks, 2015,
published in Truthout July
21, 2015
Labor
Beat: Climate
Change and Capitalism, reflections on the 2014 Climate Convergence
(video)
Boycott Israel
Resource Page
David Klein is the faculty advisor for the CSUN's Students for Justice
in Palestine and for the CSUN Greens. The U.S. Green party has
endorsed BDS and the academic and cultural boycott of Israel.
U.S. Campaign for the Academic and
Cultural Boycott of Israel www.usacbi.org
Scientists
for Palestine, an international organisation created by and for
scientists to promote science and support the integration of the
occupied Palestinian territories in the international scientific
community.
Open letter in support of
Palestinian Physics Professor Imad
Ahmad Barghouthi
An Open Letter
from California Scholars for
Academic Freedom to the Los Angeles City Council, June 2014
An Open Letter from
California Scholars for Academic Freedom Regarding House Resolution 35
An
Open Letter to CSU Chancellor
Charles Reed Regarding the CSUIsrael Study
Abroad Program
Why is Norman
Finkelstein Not Allowed to Teach? in
Works and
Days, special issue: Academic
Freedom and Intellectual Activism in the Post9/11 University,
February 2009
A
Multiyear Zionist Censorship Campaign by David Klein, Chapter 10
in:
We Will Not Be
Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israel's Critics, Edited
by William I. Robinson &
Maryam S. Griffen, Published by Pluto Press (UK) and
AKPress (USA), copyright 2017.
Available from Amazon
here
and
here.
New: Boycotts,
Benjamins, and America’s university leaders, Mondoweiss September
10, 2019
CSUN United for Peace and
Justice, a coalition of CSUN faculty, students, and university
community
members
Mechanisms
of Western Domination: A Short History of Iraq and Kuwait
Translation to Spanish by Laura Mancini here;
to Ukrainian by Anna Matesh available here.
Commentaries by
Historical Figures on
Socialism, Capitalism, and Imperialism
Wikileaks
mirror websites
Hitler,
Nazis, Socialism, and
Rightwing Propaganda
Humor
From the 1990s: Yale Calculus
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