Change the RTSD K-5 math textbook and curriculum to something better than Everyday Math. Implement it for Fall 2016.
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We need stronger math for ALL students in Radnor Township School District.
Everyday Math, our K-5 textbook and curriculum, is not serving Radnor students well. Hundreds of schools and districts in our area and around the country have abandoned it and 'reform math' programs like it. Everyday Math confuses students especially those with learning disabilities, is inadequate for gifted math students, robs too many students of confidence in their math abilities, and gives too many students a weak foundation for Algebra and higher math in middle and high school.
Peer schools to Radnor's, ones with our very low levels of disadvantaged students and very high levels of per pupil spending, identified these problems and did something about it, some many years ago.
During the fall 2012 school board election, a current board member promised a review of our K-5 math curriculum, but with no change possible for three years, due to expense and teacher training time. It's now past time to layout how and when this review and change will take place.
We get "adequate" and "proficient" results in math achievement here on the back of too much required and necessary supplementation -- parent tutoring, private tutoring, online skills practice -- outside of school and outside of school hours, and this is true K-12 in Radnor. Students, parents, teachers, math specialists and administrative staff are spending too much time and money trying to make up for this program's inherent weaknesses.
Every child needs to reach their full potential in math, and gain as much skill and confidence and mastery of math as they can. Math is a life skill. Everyday Math is inadequate and we need something better.
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