Saturday, February 6, 2010

Good insights into the recent Seattle court case on a bad math program

“What the heck is school curriculum doing in court, anyway? The answer tells us a lot about the problems of public schools.”

Dick Lilly, former member, Seattle Public School Board

We blogged a few days ago about a stunning court case in Seattle that says the school district in that city erred when it selected Discovery Math for its students.

Here is some insight from Dick Lilly on that decision worth a read.

One of his key points, “…curriculum conflicts — math teaching is only the most visible — are both a symptom and a cause of the problems the U.S. has with K-12 education. Put simply: We don’t know what to teach.”

Check the linked article to learn more about the astonishing things this court case may have uncovered.

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