MAP Boycott one of the best pieces of education news in 2013

The MAP Boycott got a shout-out in the Washington Post as one of the best education news items in 2013:

Best and worst education news of 2013.

The successful boycott of the unnecessary MAP standardized test by teachers at Garfield High School in Seattle that spread to six other local schools and inspired educators everywhere. Teachers who participated in the boycott were not disciplined (as had been threatened) and using the MAP tests have now been made optional. Garfield teachers’ strategy of organizing a united front of teachers, parents and students demonstrated that collective action can have a major impact on education policy that affects our classrooms.

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