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Category Archives: Opting Out of High Stakes Testing

An Interview with Alison McDowell: KEXP’s Mind Over Matters Community Forum

On August 5th Alison McDowell was a guest on KEXP’s news program Mind Over Matters. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the link below ( be patient … Continue reading

August 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

On the Road with the ‪#‎OptOutBus2016:‬ Coast to Coast Free Books for Kids Tour

Editor’s note: Susan and Shawn Dufresne are social justice and education activists. A brief introduction: Susan DuFresne – Integrated Kindergarten Teacher with General Education and Special Education endorsements – 7 … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · 6 Comments

OSPI Candidate Ron Higgins’  Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

In a five to one vote with Director Stephan Blanford giving the lone “No” vote, the Seattle School Board passed a resolution ,sponsored by Directors Sue Peters and Rick Burke, in favor of … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

OSPI Candidate Chris Reykdal’s Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

In a five to one vote with Director Stephan Blanford giving the lone “No” vote, the Seattle School Board passed a resolution ,sponsored by Directors Sue Peters and Rick Burke, in favor of … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

David Spring’s Statement on the Seattle School Board’s  Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

In a five to one vote with Director Stephan Blanford giving the lone “No” vote, the Seattle School Board passed a resolution ,sponsored by Directors Sue Peters and Rick Burke, in favor of … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Erin Jones’ Statement on the Seattle School Board’s Request to Pursue Alternative to the SBAC

In a five to one vote with Director Stephan Blanford giving the lone “No” vote, the Seattle School Board passed a resolution ,sponsored by Directors Sue Peters and Rick Burke, in favor of … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

We’re asking the OSPI State Superintendent candidates their position on Seattle Public Schools pursing alternative assessment frameworks under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

The following letter was sent to each candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Their responses will be published on June 5th. -editor. Hello Candidates, My name is Carolyn Leith and … Continue reading

May 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chris Reykdal’s Statement on Opting Out

We asked all of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) candidates their position on opting out of the SBAC. Four of the candidates responded to our … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

Erin Jones’ Statement on Opting Out

We asked all of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) candidates their position on opting out of the SBAC. Four of the candidates responded to our … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

David Spring’s Statement on Opting Out

We asked all of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) candidates their position on opting out of the SBAC. Four of the candidates responded to our … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Larry Seaquist’s Statement on Opting Out

We asked all of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) candidates their position on opting out of the SBAC. Four of the candidates responded to our … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Washington BADASS Teachers (WA BATS) Opt-Out Cheer Squad

As Washington BADASS Teachers (WA-BATS), we believe that everyone should do anything and everything they can to fight the so-called “reforms” that are destroying our public schools.  Unfortunately, the reality … Continue reading

April 24, 2016 · 1 Comment