KMC » 11am - Jan 29, 2013
Earlier this month, teachers at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington, voted unanimously to...
Category: Occupy Movement
Tags: DN, democracy, now, Amy, Goodman, MAP, testing, education, politics, Garfield, High, School, boycott, seattle, standardized, testing
Earlier this month, teachers at Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington, voted unanimously to stop administering a widely used standardized test, calling them wasteful and unfairly used to grade their performance. They are now facing threats of 10-day suspension without pay if they continue their boycott. We go to Seattle to speak with two guests: Jesse Hagopian, a high school history teacher and union representative at Garfield High School who has refused to administer the MAP standardized test; and Wayne Au, a former high school teacher, assistant professor at the University of Washington, and author of "Unequal by Design: High-Stakes Testing and the Standardization of Inequality." Published on Jan 29, 2013