News report from Seattle Post Intelligencer is here.
From the article:
Those suing to stop Discovering Math in court were Martha McLaren, a retired Seattle high-school math teacher; Cliff Mass, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Washington; and Da-Zanne Porter, mother of a Cleveland High School student.
Mass, a well-known local meteorologist, has said college students' math abilities have been decreasing over the past 10 years.
"I've been giving a math diagnostic exam in my 101 class, and the results are stunning; stunningly bad," Mass said in a story that appeared last month before the lawsuit was argued.
This is stunning news. Every school board should be made aware of this decision. That the ruling was based--in part--on the widening achievement gap attributable to the "discovery" series, raises the spectre of civil rights.
Congratulations to Cliff Mass, Martha McLaren, and Da-Zanne Porter.
The court decision goes a long way in giving parents the credibility they need to stand up to school boards across the country.