Quite the astonishing report on KUOW about MAP. Banda sounds a bit tougher:
“They chose this way to express themselves and the message is heard loud
and clear,” Banda said. “But I’m going to hold firm to the fact that
they have obligations and responsibilities. And the expectation is these
two assessments will be given."
What was astonishing was the response from John Cronin who directs research at the NEA which makes MAP.
He says it's a mystery to him why an entire school of teachers would
vote to boycott the test. Laughing, Cronin said, "You know, it’s not
even something I can speculate on. It’s interesting to us, but not being
Seattleites ourselves, I really can’t say that I know what’s motivating
It's a very odd thing that he thinks this is funny but it's also a good way to marginalize the teachers' concerns.
What's on your mind?