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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:28 AM

Teacher Rebellion: Refusal to Administer Standardized Testing Spreads in Washington

http://www.alternet.org/activism/teacher-rebellion-refusal-administer-standardized-testing-spreads-washington

The teachers are rising up again—and this time, they’re going after standardized tests. In Seattle, a boycott against the national Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) tests is spreading across high schools.

At Garfield High School, where the boycott began, 19 teachers called a press conference to announce that they would refuse to give the tests because they are a waste of time and resources for the students.

The test scores do not affect the students’ grades or ability to graduate, and the test’s material itself has nothing to do with the students’ classes or curriculum—meaning that students rarely take the tests seriously.


This kind of principled resistance is effective and deserves the support of those who look to forestall the privatization of the PUBLIC schools.

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Reply Teacher Rebellion: Refusal to Administer Standardized Testing Spreads in Washington (Original post)
annabanana Jan 2013 OP
DonRedwood Jan 2013 #1
Squinch Jan 2013 #2
DonRedwood Jan 2013 #3
annabanana Jan 2013 #4
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #5
malthaussen Jan 2013 #6
Wednesdays Jan 2013 #7
Comrade_McKenzie Jan 2013 #8
defacto7 Jan 2013 #9

Response to annabanana (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:33 AM

1. We should listen to our teachers

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:36 AM

2. KICK!!!

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:36 AM

3. And thanks for sharing this...I'm buried in paperwork at school and haven't had a chance to read

much news.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:42 AM

4. When American figures the scam out

they will rally.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:44 AM

5. K&R

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:45 AM

6. May it continue to spread.

We need to stop the worship of such tests.

-- Mal

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:47 PM

7. K & R

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:48 PM

8. One of the education reforms badly needed.

 

Only then will I support firing ineffective teachers.

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Response to annabanana (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 01:28 PM

9. Kick, Kick, Kick

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