I've probably even asked this question before, and I know that some of this was on oldKTM, but, here goes again.
We know about TERC Investigations and Everyday Mathematics, but what about the lesser known curricula, especially for elementary and middle school (the stuff before algebra 1)? Have there be good write ups for the various products of McGraw Hill or Houghton Mifflin? Anyone with personal experience with any other curricula?
What about reading products? Are all products claiming to be balanced literacy the same? How about McGraw Hill's treasures? Other than SRA, who does reasonable phonics based instruction?