$474,440 for a year of EDM consumables and $0.00 for Singapore Math.

Please voice your concern about Everyday Math and the ineffective discriminatory system of mathematics that the Seattle schools have in place on by testifying on Wednesday at 6 PM May 20, 2009.

You may do so by calling 206-252-0040 after 8 AM Monday 5-18-2009 and signing up for a three-minute testimony.

EDM was adopted officially on May 30, 2007.

At that time 4 achievement gaps were referenced in the action document.

All four of those gaps expanded as measured on the fourth grade math WASL of Spring 2008.

The district has never chosen to confront the Math Achievement gap. Lots of rhetorical comments but no action other than continued discrimination.

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This SPS nonsense approach to mathematics works best for those who pay for private tutoring using some other instructional materials to learn the math or for children with family members who assist them by doing the same.

See the Barry Garelick experience of tutoring his EDM 6th grade daughter using Singapore Math. "One Step Ahead of the Train Wreck".

http://ednews.org/articles/one-step-ahead-of-the-train-wreck.html

http://ednews.org/articles/one-step-ahead-of-the-train-wreck.html

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