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Breaking: Seattle school superintendent threatens Garfield teachers with suspension over testing boycott. Action needed now.

January 23, 2013


Seattle school superintendent Jose Banda.

Multiple reports coming out  from Seattle this afternoon say that school superintendent  Jose Banda has issued a warning to all teachers that failure to carry out district mandated standardized tests will result in 10 day suspensions.

The threat is obviously directed at the teachers at Garfield High School who voted not to waste time with the Measures of  Academic Progress.

The boycott of the MAP test has caused a sensation and support among teachers and educators around the country.

While the Garfield teachers’ own union, the NEA, has remained silent on the issue, AFT President Randi Weingarten issued a statement of support.

Now is the time to act.

Communications of support for the Garfield teachers should be sent to:

José Banda, Superintendent

Phone: (206) 252-0180

Fax: (206) 252-0209


Communications of support can also be sent to the National Education Association, which legally represents Garfield teachers. Ask for a statement of support and assistance.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. suevanhattum permalink
    January 23, 2013 6:54 pm

    Thank you, Fred. The phone number isn’t working now. (Not surprising.) I sent email.


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