A link to Bill Thurston‘s paper Mathematical Education. This article originally appeared in the Notices of the AMS 37 (1990), 844–850.

Tony Gardiner said:

The best mathematicians – from Poincare to Thurston – are sometimes surprisingly sensitive to, and sensible about, educational issues.

The sad news is that Bill Thurston has just died.

He got his hands dirty with mathematics education from at least 1980, and wrote several articles which are quite inspiring. Here is one that is easily to hand for some more refreshing reading than the stuff I usually highlight!

Bill Thurston died on 21 August 2012. Obituaries: The Mathematical Legacy of William Thurston (1946-2012) and Bill Thurston (October 30, 1946 – August 21, 2012)

There was also an obituary in the Daily Telegraph on 14 November 2012

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/science-obituaries/9673169/William-Thurston.html