I, and others like me, talk about how traditional math teaching has been mischaracterized. I’ve written a few articles about this, so in case you haven’t seen them, you might want to take a peek:
Traditional Math: The Exception or the Rule
The Myth about Traditional Math Education and
Poster Children of Math Education
I also mention this in a talk I gave recently, which you can see here.
And if you are still alive at the end of all of that, and crave more, then buy my book: Math Education in the U.S.: Still Crazy After All These Years