The parents at Manila Elementary have figured it out. The Alpine School District's "Investigaions in Number, Date and Space" (TERC) math program is a disaster. Two years ago, after investigating TERC, we immediately took our son out of Alpine School District and placed him in a private school. He is now two years ahead of Alpine School District children in math.

When all the facts are in, it will be said that Alpine School District just did not do the math right when spending an incredible amount of money on a program that had already proven to be a failure with children in other communities.

Dennis and Laurie Lisonbee