Public school is based on the the principle of inclusion, not exclusion. Kids are accepted however they arrive through the front door. Different ethnic backgrounds, economic status, personal triumphs or … Continue reading
On Tuesday September 17th at 7:30 PM there will be a panel discussion on standardized testing at Town Hall in Seattle titled To Test or Not to Test? The panelists will … Continue reading
The Opt Out Update: Student Walkout in Denver, New York parents suing the state and much, much more.
First up, the students speak up. From Students4OurSchools: On May 10th, we the students will be standing up for our education. We advocate for an authentic education where … Continue reading
According to a recent KUOW FM report, John Cronin of NWEA, Inc. apparently laughed about the Garfield MAP test protest, saying, “(…) I really can’t say that I know what’s … Continue reading
A webinar with Garfield High School Teacher Jesse Hagopian A free webinar featuring Jesse Hagopian, Garfield teacher and alumnus, as he discusses the background and current state of the fight to Scrap … Continue reading
Beginning this fall, teachers who have been on this system for two school years prior to 2012-2013, and who teach tested subjects and grades, will receive a student growth rating … Continue reading
There has been a request for information on how to opt out of the MAP test in Seattle. To follow is an update of a post that Sue wrote in … Continue reading
The Weekly Update: AFT supports the Garfield High School teachers, armed janitors in Ohio (?) and the rich get richer off of charter schools.
The Weekly Update for the news and views you might have missed. From the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Facebook page: Today AFT President Randi Weingarten sent a message of … Continue reading
The Push Back: Opting Out (A continuation from Part 4: High Stakes Testing: The Consequences.) Parents, teachers, principals, school board members and education administrators are beginning to understand that this excessive … Continue reading
For the record, from the teacher’s union in Seattle, the Seattle Education Association. The Seattle Education Association (SEA) supports all of our teachers in wanting to provide the best learning … Continue reading
As you might know by now, teachers at Garfield High School in Seattle held a press conference on Friday and announced that they were not going to give the Measurement … Continue reading
This just in: 25 teachers at nearby Ballard High School signed a letter today stating support for their Garfield colleagues. Dora Taylor Whereas The MAP test is a resource expensive … Continue reading