Stoneybrooke Needs a Town Hall Meeting to Discuss the new Math Curriculum
The selection of the Common Core (Pearson Envision) curriculum for Stoneybrooke students came as a surprise to many parents. There is increasing concern about the curriculum content, and the impact it is having on our children.
Numerous parents have spoken to administrators communicating their desire for a town hall meeting with the purpose of educating parents and answering the many questions regarding our math curriculum. Stoneybrooke administrators have indicated a willingness to hold a meeting if a large contingent of parents express their desire for such a meeting.
Thus, we have developed this online petition to demonstrate the significant level of interest among parents from all grade levels so that this discussion can take place in an open forum.
Please take a moment to sign this petition and forward this on to any other parents you feel might be interested in such a meeting.
More Information on "Common Core" and "Pearson Publishing" can be found at the links below
“Common Core Standards are vastly inferior to the old California standards in rigor, depth and the scope of topics.” - Marina Ratner - Mathematics Professor (UC Berkeley)
Previous California Standards Superior to Common Core Standards - Thomas B Fordham Institute
"Common Core Math only prepares students for non selective junior colleges" - Jason Zimba (Drafter of the Common Core Math Standards)
Common Core Claims of High Quality Not Valid - Breitbart.com
Common Core Delays Key Concepts in Elementary School Math - Dr. James Milgram (Stanford Mathematics Professor)
Only 40% of Teachers still support common core math - 2015 Education Next Poll
Only 33% of parents support Common Core - 2015 PDK/Gallup Poll
Childhood Health Professionals Agree that Common Core is not Developmentally appropriate - allianceforchildhood.org
Pearson's History of Testing Errors, Lawsuits, and Fines - Washington Post
Pearson Settles with LAUSD - Huffington Post
The FBI is investigating Pearson's Business Practices - Huffington Post