innercitytchr Posted July 9, 2012 Share Posted July 9, 2012 Hello, I'm a teacher in a public school. We are a huge inner city district. The district is not using a math program to go with the new common core standards... they give you the standards and example problems and then the teacher has to go around collecting everything and writing everything up from scratch!! I'm very angry. It's absolutely ridiculous!! Just when I think they can't get any more stupid.... So I spent *countless* hours researching a math curriculum to buy myself for third grade math (60 students). I finally settled on Go Math. My husband gives me the OK to spend the $1,426 (actually it will probably be double that, because I think I'm going to have to "fast cycle" through the grade 2 Go Math first because the kids are likely severely behind). I called Houghton Mifflin and got the major runaround. They told me that my school has to be the one to call and order it...they won't let *me* order it even though it's going to be sent to the school itself. Well the problem with that is the principal and secretary won't be back into the school until a few weeks before school starts, and I don't want to wait that long and cut it that close to the first day of school!! I am so frustrated with "the powers that be"! This is outrageous! So, is there any way around that? I figured you all would be the ones to ask and maybe I'll actually get somewhere!! I am so frustrated! I feel like "no good deed goes unpunished" every time I try to do what my students need. Thanks for any help you can offer!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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