Resolution for the Chicago Teachers Union to Support the Seattle Teachers and the More Than a Score Chicago Petition
Unanimously passed at the Feb. 6 Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates meeting:
RESOLVED, that the Chicago Teachers Union supports the Seattle teachers’ boycott of the MAP exam. The test robs students of valuable learning time, damages joy of learning and is being improperly used for high-stakes decision-making. The Chicago Teachers Union stands with Seattle teachers in this fight and encourages others to follow their courageous stand.
RESOLVED, that the Chicago Teachers Union supports the efforts of More Than A Score Chicago to petition for an end to standardized testing for preschool to 2nd grade students and to reduce it for 3rd grade and above; to end the use of standardized testing data to evaluate students and educators and close schools; and for Chicago Public Schools to fully disclose the cost, schedule, nature and purpose of all standardized tests.