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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SB 179 Math Initiative

SB 179 (Howard Stephenson again) creates a program that awards grants to districts and charter schools for Singapore Math and the improvement of math education. The estimated cost is $1,813,000.

UEA opposes this bill because:
  • During this current budget crisis, a new program with a fiscal note of more than $1.6 million is irresponsible.
  • This bill specifies the adoption of Singapore Math rather than providing money that would allow a district to select and implement a math program best suited to meet the needs of its students as determined by their local school board.
  • This bill oversteps the role of the legislature by mandating coursework, textbooks and detailed curriculum for our public schools.

Today's "Where in the world is..." Blog Question is on what continent do we find Singapore?

Email me at rick@ogdenweber.org Last week of OEA blog contest and Next week is last week for WEA Blog contest.

Thanks Rick