Tuesday, February 16, 2010
OVER JUDGE'S RULING THAT THEIR MATH CURRICULUM
DAMAGES THE FUTURES OF LOW-INCOME STUDENTS
It is instructive and encouraging to see how a citizens' group in Seattle is shining a spotlight on the terrible disservice that "whole math" does to all students, but particularly low-income and minority students:
The Omaha Public Schools has the exact same problem -- stubbornly clinging to "discovery" math curriculum that is actually making low-income kids more innumerate, and widening the racial achievement gap. It has become a civil rights issue in Seattle, and it sure as shootin' is in Omaha as well.
Now all we need is a small group of concerned citizens to file suit. Any takers?
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