Tag: math

It’s Hard to Leave the School You Love, But Sometimes It’s Necessary

I’m a parent and a person who watches schools for a living. This guarantees I’m a fussy school-shopper.  In kindergarten, we tried three schools in five months before settling down at dual-language Namaste Charter School. I thought Antonia had found a home to last. Unfortunately, I was wrong. After starting the year at Namaste, with Halloween and Dia de los…

Math: A Mother’s Lament

Maybe you saw the recent New York Times op-ed on the importance of making our daughters practice math. I believed it before I read it. And, like the author, I believe it matters for boys, too. What I really believe is there’s an even deeper problem: our elementary schools don’t teach math very well. You can read a thorough and…