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The Kilpatrick committee and leading educational theoreticians hadthrownthe gauntlet, and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)respondedvigorously. Already in 1916, in anticipation of the Kilpatrick report,E. R. Hedrick, the first president of the MAA, appointed a committeecalledthe National Committee on Mathematical Requirements. It was chaired byJ. W. Young of Dartmouth and included mathematicians E. H. Moore,OswaldVeblen, and David E. Smith, in addition to several prominent teachersandadministrators from the secondary school system. The reports of thiscommitteewere delayed because of World War I, but they were eventually collectedinto a 625 page volume entitled, The report was published in 1923 and issometimesreferred to as the

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