The in box. NEA President Dennis Van Roekel on Garfield.
We have been witness this week to a defining moment within the education profession as educators at Seattle’s Garfield High School take a heroic stand against using the MAP test as a basis for measuring academic performance and teacher effectiveness. I, along with 3 million educators across the country, proudly support their efforts in saying ‘no’ to giving their students a flawed test that takes away from learning and is not aligned with the curriculum.
For more on the boycott, visit:
NEA TODAY Seattle teachers’ stand against flawed testing
NEA.ORG PRESS Support for Seattle educators who refuse to give flawed test
SEATTLE TIMES Why Garfield teachers boycotted the MAP test
Leading educators support teacher test boycott