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Calm down, parents: Math standards boost skills, understanding

January 25th, 2016

Continuing our theme of featuring students’ writing, this week we spotlight one of our 10th graders who is a passionate supporter of education reform and high standards for K-12 schooling. Sahar Zadeh is a member of the statewide Student Voice Team, a part of Kentucky’s Prichard Committee efforts to mobilize adult and school-age citizens to strengthen public education. She wrote an opinion piece about math education which has received widespread attention, and is pleased to have us provide a link to its publication in the Lexington Herald-Leader. Congratulations, Sahar, on this publication and thanks for your willingness to share it with the Shrop Ed community.

We expect that many of our readers will share our appreciation of Sahar’s zeal and eloquence, and maybe a few of you will be inspired to think about what you can do to have an impact on your own educational environments. Whether you’re in a public or private day school, a boarding school, or college … or whether you’re a parent reading our blog, each of you has the power to change the world!

Article published January 3, 2016

Written by:  Sahar Zadeh

Math is currently being taught in a way most people over the age of 30 may not understand.

It doesn’t take anything more than a multi-step subtraction problem to result in a wide spectrum of reactions, including Facebook posts from confused parents that go viral.

But there is a reason behind the creation and implementation of our state’s math standards, and it is not a mystery.


Read more at Lexington Herald Leader >>

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