Sunday, April 28, 2013

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle MAP Protest Goes On (and Goes International)

Seattle Schools Community Forum: Seattle MAP Protest Goes On (and Goes International):


Seattle MAP Protest Goes On (and Goes International)

There is a press conference tomorrow by the Seattle teachers/staff against MAP testing to announce the boycott for the next round of testing is to grow larger.  (They will be announcing new schools joining in.)

Their message to the district; Don't Renew the MAP Contract.  The MAP contract expires this spring and the call is for the Superintendent to decline to renew the contract with NWEA.

From the press release:

Garfield history teacher Jesse Hagopian said, “Our movement for quality assessment is becoming an ‘educators’ spring’ uprising. New elementary and high schools in Seattle are joining the movement here in Seattle. Hundreds of teachers from around the state just voted overwhelming to support the continuing MAP test boycott at the Washington Education Association’s end of April Representative Assembly. In Chicago hundreds of students walked out of school to protest their own high stakes test. In New York thousands of parents have opted their children out of a standardized test—and this is all just in the last week.” 

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