Seattle public school teachers have touched off a movement, that is garnering support all over the U.S., to boycott the Measures in Academic Progress standardized test. Yesterday, February 22, marked the final day of the winter testing window. Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Jose Banda threatened “consequences” for those teachers who were insubordinate and refused to administer the test. Still the teachers at Garfield, Ballard and Chief Sealth High Schools along with the Center School and Orca K-8 refuse to administer the test despite these threats.
Please join us in solidarity with these brave teachers and help spread the word by forwarding the announcement below. The Scrap the Map website lists all the ways your union (or you as individual) can help support their struggle. Thanks for your time!
International Socialist Organization
Scrap the MAP Organizing Committee presents:
The Struggle for Quality Assessment
Featuring: Diane Ravitch – Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education (via Skype)