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