Thursday, April 23, 2009

Seattle Math decision postponed

Unbelievable .. what a sad day.
Postponed 'til next time, when the nonsense will likely be accepted.

Please see my comment at #138 on Harium's Blog

and at #61 and following on
the SPS community blog

Friedman's Swimming without a Suit in the NY Times
connects directly to School Directors voting without a clue.

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.
I will now wait until the streaming video is posted on Friday and post the link here.

Was there any rationale behind NOT voting to REJECT the mathematically unsound "Discovering Series"?

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

I guess some SPS director's don't believe either the SBE or the WSPTA knows much.

You can read the NMAP report here:
all 120 pages.

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