Does anyone know of any example of a town or district that has replaced Everyday Math (or TERC, etc.) with something like Singapore Math or Saxon Math? Are there any examples where the schools offer a choice? Are there any schools that went directly to somthing like Singapore Math? Are these full-inclusion schools? Is there any model for change?
It's hard to believe that any change could happen in our full-inclusion town. I've talked in the past how I came to the realization that when push comes to shove, schools will admit that Singapore Math is stronger in all ways, but the schools have to teach all kids. ("Everyday Math is better for our mix of students.") Since they won't separate or track, they pretend that differentiated instruction will solve the problem. It doesn't. They know it doesn't, but they don't have any acceptable solution. They continue to focus on small relative changes in test scores, point to the few students who do well, and don't dare ask their parents why that is the case.
Has any town tried to quantify how much help their best students get at home? I thought there was one town (in NJ?) that sent out a questionnaire about this. What happened there? Why should schools try to find out if there is a problem for which they have no solution? When our son was in a private school that used Everyday Math, it seemed like it was normal and good for families to provide whatever support that was needed. We paid a lot of money, but our home support was not less.
Is there any hope?