by Dr. Terry Stoops
Former Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
WTVD has the details of the lawsuit against MVP curriculum critic Blain Dillard,
A parent whose child goes to a high school in the Wake County Public School System has been sued after criticizing the math curriculum used in the district.
Utah-based “Mathematics Vision Project” or “MVP,” filed a lawsuit against Blain Dillard, whose son attends Green Hope High in Cary.Dillard has been vocal about his opposition to the MVP curriculum, which is student-driven and focuses on group work, posting on his website, blog and social media.
The Wake County Board of Education should side with free speech and support Mr. Dillard, despite the fact that he has been critical of the district’s math curriculum. They could demonstrate to Wake County voters that the board encourages citizen participation and robust debate.