By now you probably know about the Tamu school, a kindergarten curriculum that was developed in the 1970s.
It was widely embraced by parents across the nation, and the school was featured on the Discovery Channel show Kids in Kindergarten.
Tamu is also a popular preschool curriculum, with a large following in Asia.
But for some parents, the preschool curriculum is not so good.
“I know this is probably going to be controversial, but we need to be very clear: we are not giving you a Tamu curriculum,” said Mary Jo Smith, a former principal of Tamu.
Smith said the Tamuras curriculum is about teaching basic reading skills, reading and writing, reading comprehension and problem solving.
In an effort to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect, Tamu also provides parents with a special reading program, which teaches reading skills through play.
Teachers teach Tamuris reading program through play, but Smith said Tamu students have been struggling to complete the program.
She said Tamuru teachers have been given multiple letters of reprimand for failing to attend to homework.
And Tamur is no longer an official preschool curriculum in the United States.
So, why did Tamu get shut down?
“We’re doing what we’ve been told we’re doing, but it is not working,” Smith said.
But many parents don’t want to admit they did anything wrong.
They’re angry at the teachers, they’re upset with the school system, they are frustrated with the teachers and they’re angry with the district.
A new study by the National Council for Education Statistics found that in 2017, more than half of Tamur teachers and 44% of Tamus teachers reported at least one type of child maltreatment in their school.
For more information, visit the Tamura school website.