Rick Burke - member of MAC. Why is community so passionate about math and why should you listen? He had a handout for the Board of his daughter's math problem. Discovery was language-heavy and "crippled" K-5 students for years. Says "good, better, best" situation. He thinks enVision is good, amendment two is better (for just Math in Focus) and Amendment 1 - dual adoption - is visonary. "Please bring us our Singapore - alone or with a friend."
SCSped President Mary Griffin spoke out for protections for Special Ed students against techniques of physical restraint. Talked about Arne Duncan's rejection of these interventions. No evidence that these are effective to change behaviors. Ask staff to take policy on this and revise it for more progressive measures.
Hugh Ewart - father of two students in SPS at Whittier. Request support for 2185 to strengthen PE for our students. Reductions in PE have occurred and are hurting kids. Part of childhood obesity puzzle.
Yalonda Speaks - student spoke for her. Spoke about food issues at her school.
Robin Magnan - another Native American speaker who supports dual-adoption for math. Worried about APP students at W-P over Native American students. Feels it eliminates access for their students. A student also wants W-P named for Robert Eaglestaff and have a real program for high school students.
Wendy London - your actions compelled me to come speak and act responsibly. She was our curriculum director and has been a board director elsewhere. Not nearly as much public input when she was a board director. Heard arguments on both sides of math adoption. The textual materials is one component and is not really the fight. Should protect "integrity of process" and your name will be remember for damage to district.
Joan Sias - math tutor and parent in district. There is a lack of integrity to process. Example, discrediting Schmitz Park. Referenced her handouts. Nearly every site favored Math in Focus or dual-adoption. Analysis of same schools that Eric Anderson analyzed. She went thru F/RL at OSPI and found the analysis wanting. Most recent 4 years would make SP look a lot better. Wants dual adoption or Math in Focus.
Deborah Bermet - MAC member said they reject Math in Focus because it was not aligned with Common Core. Spoke of "habits of mind" that CC wants. Gave a detailed explanation of why Math in Focus moves too quickly from concept to procedural (which she says hurts children of color).
By my count, two people for staff recommendation and that was a former staff member.