From Scrap the Map:
Standardized testing discussion at University of Washington Physics & Astronomy Bldg Room A102 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. this Thursday, the 28th.
Seattle teachers at
Garfield HS, Ballard HS, Chief Sealth HS, the Center School and Orca K-8
voted to stop administering the widely used and highly unfair
standardized Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test. The are now facing
the threat of "consequences" for refusing the give the test. Students
and parents are joining the struggle in defense of their teachers and
their right to a quality education. The outcome of this grassroots
movement will have an enormous impact on the future of resistance to
high stakes testing around the country!
Educational policy analyst, NYU professor*, former US Assistant Secretary of State
UW-Bothell Assistant Professor, Member of Rethinking Schools editorial board
Garfield HS teacher, founding member of Social Equality Educators
Founding member of Parents Across America-Seattle, editor of Seattle Education blog
Harry Bridges Endowed Chair in Labor Studies*
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Scrap the MAP! organizing committee
Social Equality Educators
Parents Across America-Seattle
*Listed for identification only