National Day of Action to Support Seattle MAP test Boycott:

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National Day of Action to Support Seattle MAP test Boycott

“We demand quality assessment!”

Wear Red on Wed for Ed! Scrap the MAP!

What: The City-wide Scrap the MAP Organizing Committee is calling on Educators, Students, Parents and supporters of Public Education nation-wide to take action in support of Garfield High School teachers and all teachers in Seattle Public Schools refusing to administer the MAP test.

Teachers at Garfield High School and other Seattle Public Schools have gained national attention and support for their stand against the Measure of Academic Progress, for its invalidity, waste of time and resources and its scandalous arrival to Seattle. We call on supporters of public education nationwide to participate in actions in their locale to show their support for our effort to Scrap the MAP. Supporters will hold meetings, rallies and wear red to show support on February 6th. Scrap the MAP!

As the nation-wide day of protest grows, we will send updates to the media with all the cities and organizations who are participating.

When: Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Where: All over the nation! In Seattle action will take place at participating schools, including Garfield, Orca, Chief Sealth, and Center School.

Some of the prominent organizations and individuals that have expressed their support for the Seattle MAP test boycott: National Education Association (NEA) President Dennis Van Roekel, American Federation of Teachers (AFT), San Diego Education Association, UTLA board of directors, Parents Across America Des Moines, Iowa Education Association, Diane Ravitch, Garfield High School PTSA, Garfield HS Associated Student Body, Dr. Wayne Au, Dexter Tang, President of Seattle Student Senate, Matt Damon & his mother Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Seattle Education Association (SEA), The SEA Substitute Association, Social Equality Educators (SEE).

For more information, visit The National Day of Action to Support the MAP Boycott Facebook page.

5 thoughts on “National Day of Action to Support Seattle MAP test Boycott:

  1. You guys are the best! You have all my support from Chicago. All of these tests have destroyed our schools. Kids hate coming to school now. They are going for a longer year, a longer day and not for more time in the classroom or to make sure they are getting all the expressive arts they should have to help them become well rounded inspired and active members of their own future society…. but instead all this extra time is dedicated to extra practice on how to get more right on the test. Special pull outs from their special resource classes to see if they can get a few extra points on the tests. The pressure on the schools to make the highest score pushes those who know better to follow their bosses whom either don’t know or don’t care about what is best for the students.

  2. Thanks Seattle Teachers for setting a great example for all of us . Solidarity! and Standing Up…you ROCK!

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