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1) Nikki Fettig
Dr. Moulketis
Current Events
June 8, 2007
The process of instituting Everyday Mathematics program in Stamford, Ct for Kindergarten to Second grade should be discontinued. First, there is no guarantee that this program will improve math and science skills. Secondly, it requires time and effort resulting to stress. Lastly, the money is being used from the $15.3 million grant when we can improve on what we already have. First thing to mention is that there is no definite assurance of the success this program will confer to the children.
2) Nikki Fettig
Dr. Moulketis
Current Events
June 8, 2007
To begin, why take a risk of all that money when there is no promise of the results of the program? All the program is able to guarantee is that the program exercises different parts of the brain. This could not work or may even decline the chances of the kids reach a higher point. The estimate of the amount that would be spent on launching this program next year is too much to jeopardize when it could fail. This leads me to the amount of time, effort it would take to start this new program.
3) Nikki Fettig
Dr. Moulketis
Current Events
June 8, 2007
Next, in order to instigate this program it will be a hassle. All the teachers need to be trained according to the Everyday Mathematics program. The teachers will have to be paid and it requires sacrificing their own time. This would cause pressure and stress, teachers have enough to do they don’t want more to be added on to their load. In addition to that new books have to be brought. For those reasons we should move on to how we should advance what we have instead of returning back to where we started.
4) Nikki Fettig
Dr. Moulketis
Current Events
June 8, 2007
Finally, this program returns us to square one. The city of Stamford was granted $15.3 million from the GE Foundation to improve math and science instruction and $500-000 - $1 million is going to be used on the Everyday mathematics program. Why spend so much money to bring us back a step and instead of improving what we already have? Math programs have been coming out for years and this doesn’t make it any different. It is most likely bits and pieces of other segments meshed together, so it is not brand new and you are just spending money on what has already been tried. Therefore, we should try to improve on what we already have which leads me to me conclusion.
5) Nikki Fettig
Dr. Moulketis
Current Events
June 8, 2007
In conclusion, the progression of establishing the Everyday Mathematics program should cease. ? All the program is able to guarantee is that the program exercises different parts of the brain. This could not work or may even decline the chances of the kids reach a higher point. The estimate of the amount that would be spent on launching this program next year is too much to jeopardize when it could fail.