The Executive Board
Framingham Teachers Association
1253 Worcester Road #102
Framingham, MA 01701
Seattle Education Association
5501 4th Ave S. Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98108
We, the Executive Board of the Framingham Teachers Association, stand in support of the Seattle public school teachers who are refusing to give the MAP test for the reason that it harms student learning. Our nation’s obsession with standardized testing is creating schools where students and teachers are having their creativity and love of learning crushed under a blind rush to improve scores. Teachers must take a stand to protect their students’ right to have a learning environment that promotes the development of the all of their talents and capacities not just one that has a narrow focus on improving standardized test scores.
The Framingham Teachers Association Executive Board voted this resolution unanimously.
cc: Massachusetts Teachers Association
Washington Education Association
National Education Association