A well-written statement of support.

midwest by southeast

I’m a little late to the party, but no less enthusiastic about the possibilities.

Of educators standing in solidarity (within buildings and districts, across states and the nation) against the overemphasis on standardized testing.

Of parents opting their children out of a system that is crippling an educator’s ability to do what is right for their students.

Of students getting a little real world experience – that the test supposedly prepares students for – by observing (and, possibly, practicing) civil disobedience.

In Seattle, teachers at Garfield High School have declined to administer a standardized assessment utilized to judge a student’s (and teacher’s) worth. Their resistance has garnered national attention, including support from anti-testing advocates. Their superintendent has threatened to suspend them without pay. Their school board has ordered any willing soul within the building to embark on a manhunt for students eligible to take the test. Their stance against…

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