Administrators over the summer very quietly — and apparently without proper approvals — changed the methods by which math is being taught in secondary schools and switched to a new textbook that students are not allowed to take home.
In addition to using a textbook that parents can’t consult, a new teaching method was adopted in which groups of students try to solve problems collectively — without their teacher first showing them how to solve a sample problem.
With the school year already one-third over and some parents at their wits’ ends, the Board of Educationonly this week began to get a handle on how administrators implemented sweeping classroom changes in September without the board’s knowledge. And with no warning for parents.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Editorial-Admintrators-owe-answers-on-math-4116328.php