We are now at the nth hour for the Math Adoption. I say that because by Monday, Tuesday - it will be too late. This is the weekend that any waivering directors will make up their minds.
There are three Director Community meetings tomorrow morning. Their e-mail is
firstname.lastname@example.org - put "math adoption" in the subject line.
The phone number to leave a message is 252-0040.
By the end of today, the Board agenda will be up and we will see if any directors (so far) are offering amendments to the BAR.
I'll let WSDWG say it:
Everyone: Push for a dual-adoption! At least 3 board members are
publicly in favor of it, and what's Ron English going to do? Sue the
Board? Get an injunction? Right.
E-mail your school board reps now. Do not wait or let this opportunity go by. Do it.
We have a chance to make a historic and significant improvement in our schools and the daily lives of our kids. DO IT!
board members NOW and let them know you support a dual-adoption. If
any of you watched hour 2 of the 5/21 board meeting, Peters, McLaren and
Peaslee were AWESOME in their questioning and advocacy. Give them the
support they need! This is HUGE!
My experience is when the district says it "can't" do something, within two years, they turn around and do it (but have different reasoning and the "can't part goes away).
If the Board truly wants choice for schools (and, I believe, better outcomes), they'll go with dual-adoption.
The proof is right before them - years of Everyday Math and unhappiness at both the parent and school level. Schools who didn't use it? Mostly better outcomes and happier parents and teachers.
Of course the Board is very wary of "overstepping" and looking like they don't support the staff. But you can ask the question - who is the Board elected to "support?" They are there to support students, parents, teachers, staff and taxpayers. That's why they get to vote differently from what staff says. (The Math Adoption Committee's work should also be honored but they weren't given a choice of dual-adoption.)