Tomorrow (July 12), the California State Board of Education will hold a final hearing in Sacramento, when the board members will vote on adopting the 2023 Mathematics Framework for California public schools K-12 (Item 11). I urge you to take action and make a public comment in person or by phone to voice your concerns
The revised framework is firmly grounded in the equity ideology while purports to dumb down academic standards in the meantime. As Williamson Evers, CFER Advisor and Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Educational Excellence at the Independent Institute, points out, there are six major flaws in the current draft. Dr. Evers concludes:
«This current California counterproductive math instructional framework will produce a repeat of the Math Wars of the 1990s or a deeper rebellion against public schools and in favor of parental choice.»
During the board meeting, you can give a public comment in the following two ways:
1. By phone: dial 717-908-1926 and enter Participant Access Code: 1166083#.
2. In person: participate in the public meeting session at the California Department of Education (1430 N Street, Room 1101, Sacramento, California 95814).
Please note that while the board meeting starts at 8:30 am Pacific Time, the public comments session won’t begin until after the closed session. You can monitor the meeting progress through live webcast. Kindly limit your comment to one minute.
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