The parents fighting to restore traditional math to PWC schools have been accused, repeatedly, of spreading misinformation. While no specifics on what we’ve misrepresented have been provided, we thought it might be beneficial to defend ourselves against such specious accusations. You see, nothing we’ve said has misrepresented the facts.
Lets start with the much maligned and continuing to grow petition. Click here to read our defense of the petition. There are approximately 26,000 students in grades K-4 in PWC ; there are over 1,600 signatures on the petition.
The Standard Algorithms
The standard algorithms, are they taught or not? Click here to read about the extent students will “study” the standard algorithms under Investigations.
Following State Statutes is Optional for PWCS Staff
Various members of the Teach Math Right team have been assailed by school board members for calling attention to the fact that PWCS employees failed to follow state statutes when selecting Investigations. We’ve been accused of slandering PWCS employees. The only problem is that to be guilty of slander you have to have told a lie, and our noses aren’t growing.
The folks in the PWCs math department, well apparently they’ve decided that state statutes are optional.
Biased Selection Process
Various members of the Teach math Right Team have been assailed for calling attention to the biased selection process. The school board, for their own reasons, seems to have decided that an unbiased process is bad.