An SF K Files visitor suggested that I post the following:
I followed the discussion on your blog concerning Everyday Math in the SFUSD. I left some comments and a link to an article I wrote that generally talked about the problems of math education in the US. Because it appeared in a journal published by Hoover Institution, I was instantly branded as right wing, so of course I would have such opinions.I'm used to this at this point. There are many parents--liberals included--across many school districts who do not like what passes for math courses. You may be interested in an article that I wrote about my experience tutoring my daughter using Singapore math to escapte the train wreck of Everyday Math. It was just published a little over a week ago. It can be found here:I suggest you look into using Singapore Math for tutoring your children at home, as many parents have done. I'd be glad to answer any questions you may have about this.