Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I'm back and I'm mad

Despite promises to the contrary, I just found out that my kids elementary school is implimenting Everyday Math in all grades next year.  They had told me that Everyday Math would be implimented only in 1st grade then progress up the grades.

4 comments:

tft said...

At least their elementary career will have consistency!

christinemm said...

I suggest you buy a math curriculum and 'after school' your child with it. You could pick Saxon (designed for schools) or one designed for homeschools (Math U See is one). Make sure they know the fundamentals and how to do real operations (not guessing games).

Also have them memorize math facts even if the teacher says it is not necessary.

Good luck.

Eric said...

So Anchorage doesn't benchmark against DoDEA schools? Why would Alaskans want to:
1. Implement curricula less effective than used by DoDDS
2. Be gratuitously incompatible with schools used by military dependents?

Wasn't President Obama going to pull funding from programs that don't work? If EM no longer depends on NSF dollars, maybe the NCLB reauthorization could deny funding to states that deny educational opportunities (like real math) to their public school students.

Parentalcation said...

"NCLB reauthorization could deny funding to states that deny educational opportunities (like real math) to their public school students."

I doubt it, since the "powers" in government only deny money to things that do work such as "Reading First"