Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Priceless Ramsey in the Times


Seattle school leaders "discover" the math book they wanted

Then read "Algorithms" generated by OSPI



Definition of a Republic SPS style:

In this republic the decisions are so complex that the public elects 7 representatives, who are expected to take the time to thoroughly investigate issues and then vote in the best interests of our children.

What we get are worse than dart board results.

To improve a system requires the intelligent application of relevant data. --- has the school board missed the ongoing reform math disaster? The data look at the data.

Apparently they missed the data (or is intelligence the problem?) because 4 members are all for continuing this ongoing disaster.

Cheryl Chow thinks it is important to support the administration no matter what. This is like riding with a Kamikaze pilot at the school of aviation.


"Discovering Geometry" shows you segments that are chords and some that aren't. It asks you to write your own definition. Then it says, "Discuss your definitions with others in your group." The teacher is to stand back: "Ask questions to guide students," says the teacher's book, "but try to refrain from correcting the definitions yourself."

The Seattle schools continues their ongoing discrimination of disadvantaged learners ... OK I am ready to get some legal action going to restrain these deluded individuals from continuing this idiocy.

The is plenty of evidence to show what works with children of poverty and what does not. These Club Ed Math elites must be prohibited from continuing their ongoing discriminatory practices.

Club Ed is blinded by their "invested belief systems", our children have been led by the blind and it must stop.


Anonymous said...

Textbooks are a fool's game -

Seattle Public Schools will go down in the annals of math war history.

"The vote is not about which textbook I think is best,"

- Cheryl Chow, who voted to adopt the reform texts.

"Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog."

- Mark Twain who made a speech, 11/23/1900

I detest people who vote for a textbook, not because they liked it for themselves or their family, but because they thought those 'other' less deserving people needed it more.

What is simple, is obscure to weak minds. What can be made more explicit to an idiot is not worth a care, one finds.

Anonymous said...

“In some places it's known as a tornado. In others, a cyclone. And in still others, the Idiot's Merry-go-round. But around here they'll always be known as screw-boys.” JH