Garfield HS Boycott of MAP standardized test

program date: 
Mon, 01/28/2013

Alan Wieder discusses the boycott of a standardized test by the teachers at Garfield HS in Seattle. He points out the many problems with standardized tests and the ways they are (mis)used, and notes the widespread and increasing support for the boycott. He also draws on the words of Garfield teacher and activist Jesse Hagopian and the comments of Garfield graduate and education theorist Wayne Au to highlight alternative methods of assessment, the importance of creative and critical thinking, and the value of collective resistance to corporate education agendas.


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