No Time To Waste
  • Petitioned Montgomery County Council

This petition was delivered to:

Montgomery County Council
Superintendent of Schools Joshua Starr
Montgomery County Board of Education

No Time To Waste

    1. Petition by

      Concerned Parents


Montgomery County's Curriculum 2.0 puts children who are at very different math achievement levels into the same classroom.  All children learn the same math concepts at the same pace.

This one-size-fits-all programming fails all children, whether their achievement level is below-grade, on-grade or above-grade, for the simple reason that their teacher is expected to divide her time among each group.  No child gets a full math period of instruction when the teacher divides the class into groups then teaches one group at a time while leaving the rest of the students to do self-guided worksheets or fill free-time.

Students at below-grade achievement levels need a full period of math instruction to improve as quickly as possible.  Curriculum 2.0 does not provide it. A full period of math instruction enables children at on-grade achievement to master more material. Curriculum 2.0 slows them down.  Students at above-grade achievement need above-grade instruction.  Curriculum 2.0 provides only "enrichment" of on-grade concepts they have already mastered. 

Our children deserve better. Tell the Board of Education that it must reform Curriculum 2.0 by signing the petition letter below. 

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Valery Tkachenko ROCKVILLE, MD
      • 9 months ago

      I have two kids who are in 2 and 4th grade now. Older one was in advanced math class and performed above grade. All is gone when curriculum 2.0 started. This is the time bomb that will affect a lot of children in years to come.

    • Meegan Herman DAMASCUS, MD
      • 10 months ago

      My son has been a test dummy for this curriculum since it commenced. It has failed him on all levels; I have supplementing his education at home. Stop trying to baby the masses. People succeed and people fail in life. Kids need to learn that important lesson.

    • Yana Petrova ROCKVILLE, MD
      • 12 months ago

      My son is a student at one of Montgomery County schools and this Curriculum affects him directly. He is above grade and I'm afraid he would get bored if not challenged.

    • Garine Isassi GAITHERSBURG, MD
      • about 1 year ago

      I'm a parent with kids in the system and see the frustration first-hand - for both the kid who excels in math and the one who struggles. There are tears for the one who struggles, turning him off to math FOREVER!

    • Fatima Ghadially SANDY SPRING, MD
      • about 1 year ago

      I have 2 children in Elementary school who are above grade level and the 2.0 curriculum is slowing them down.


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