Thursday, April 23, 2009

Letter 4-23-2009 to SPS Directors

Dear Seattle School Director,

Pretty clear the WSPTA's issue statement on math:
Instructional Math materials with clear examples and explanations that follow the NMAP recommendations.

Pretty clear the State Board of Educations statement:
The "Discovering Series" is mathematically unsound and unacceptable.

Speaking of financial crises and how they can expose weak companies and weak countries, Warren Buffett once famously quipped that “only when the tide goes out do you find out who is not wearing a bathing suit.” So true. But what’s really unnerving is that America appears to be one of those countries that has been swimming buck naked — in more ways than one.

...... from Tom Friedman's column

The Discovering Series keeps the SPS buck naked.


Danaher M. Dempsey, Jr.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I think it is clear to everyone that a decline in education is directly correlated to the decline in our economy. Students are being prepared for low paying, non-skilled labor and our lifestyle reflects that level of education. $12 per hour is a bit optimistic.