Wear Red to Support Ed this Wednesday, Feb. 6th.
Scrap the Map! list of actions that day. In Seattle actions will take place at participating schools, including Garfield, Orca, Chief Sealth, and Center School. Scrap the Map Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/events/366568146775772/
How to opt your child out (from our friends at the Seattle Education blog). Flyer on other actions.
Some of the prominent organizations and individuals that have expressed their support for the Seattle MAP test boycott: National Education Association (NEA) President Dennis Van Roekel, American Federation of Teachers (AFT), San Diego Education Association, UTLA Board of Directors, Parents Across America, Des Moines, Iowa Education Association, Diane Ravitch, Garfield High School PTSA, Garfield HS Associated Student Body, Dr. Wayne Au, Dexter Tang, President of Seattle Student Senate, Matt Damon & his mother Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Seattle Education Association (SEA), The SEA Substitute Association, and Social Equality Educators (SEE).
Just added, the Seattle Chapter of the NAACP.
"Without question or hesitation, I stand with the teachers, students, and parents at Garfield HS as they resist these unjust, soul-crushing standardized tests. This is not a Garfield issue. It's a discussion in every public high school across the United States. We should all applaud and raise our fists for the people at Garfield and remember them forever as the first to stand up."
1968 Olympic medalist and protestor, Dr. John W. Carlos.