Sunday, May 17, 2009

Nontraditional math decried as 'fluff'
Baltimore Sun article

"Our primary objection is the lack of solid math content. It has been replaced with fluff," said Tom Neumark, a Frederick resident whose daughter will be a kindergartener next year.,0,6160328.story

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And guess who's making the rules in Maryland? Achieve, Inc. Doesn't that sound familiar.

"Donna Watts, who is in charge of math curriculum for the state, said an outside group called Achieve was hired to review the math standards. Achieve's review was completed in February, but Watts had said the document would not be released to the school board until fall, after a full review. After The Baltimore Sun filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking the document to be released, the department announced it would make the Achieve report public after the state school board receives a copy at its May meeting.

Watts said the Achieve report is not calling for major revisions to the state standards but rather "polishing."

The first thing that has to be done is to get rid of the lawless Foundations. You are looking at generations of people being adversely affected.