Spent Thursday night at the farmers market in West Des Moines, Iowa. Scheduled so many parents to just come visit us and see what students can achieve in such a short period of time!
Nearly every parents had a concern about their children’s early reading skills. I try to educate them about the approaches in common core that are causing so much failure.
The most frequent thing I heard was that the schools do not teach the way the parents were taught. They voiced their frustration about not understand the approaches in Everyday math. Why do parents understand what is not happening in basic skills and the professionals seem not to have a clue?
Will be out at the Farmers market again next week on Thursday—find our booth and bring your friends! We have candy for the kids and advice for the parents!