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I've been communicating with many concerned Crossett Brook and Harwood Middle School parents this past week regarding the proposed change to the eighth-grade curriculum, requiring all students to take Connected Math. Eighth-graders who are algebra-ready would have to take Algebra 1 as an online course in their own time.
Many of us believe that:
We believe that there are several alternatives to the 24/7 online model that would satisfy not only the accelerated learners but all eighth-grade students. We are looking forward to discussing these alternatives with the administration at the eighth-grade math meeting at 6 p.m. on May 3 in the Harwood library.
If you have a child who you believe would be a candidate for taking algebra in the middle school, I urge you to attend the May 3 meeting and to voice your opinion at the next Harwood board meeting at 6 p.m. on April 18. As we've seen from history, once a middle school math program is eliminated from the curriculum, it's nearly impossible to bring back. You can learn more at www.Facebook.com/WinningwithAlgebra.