The proactive versus the reactive role of the JRME in mathematics education—what might that mean? Everyone knows that journals are reactive. They serve as the collective memories of a field. reacting to what is being done and attempting to preserve the best of it for today's subscribers and tomorrow's searchers. The JRMM is a repository of much of the seminal work in mathematics education over the past quarter century, and one can scarcely imagine what the field would look like had the journal not been around to react to what was happening.