|San Diego County, CA||November 7, 2000 Election|
MORE MATH AND SCIENCE NEEDED
By Frances O'Neill ZimmermanCandidate for Board Member; San Diego Unified School District; Trustee Area A
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San Diego is recognized internationally as a center for bioscience, technology and communication, yet San Diego Unified School District has reduced instruction in math and science.Since 1998 math and science instruction in San Diego Unified School District has been sent to the back of the bus. San Diego schools need to prepare our children to solve problems they will face in our global, internet, high-tech economy. Cutting back on math and science instruction is an irresponsible and egregious mistake.
From the Union-Tribune, Editorial 4/28/00
"San Diego Unified is heading into its third year without a standards-based math curriculum for 141,00 students. Little wonder parents are growing increasingly impatient with the central office's promises to do better."
From Michael McKeown, Professor at Brown University and co-founder of Mathematically Correct:
"There is no excuse for the School Board to have ignored math instruction for two years while concentrating on literacy, as San Diego City Schools have done. This district has been remiss in not preparing students to meet the district and state mathematics standards." (8/5/00)
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