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ERIC Number: EJ1035962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Mapping a Teacher Boycott in Seattle
Zeichner, Noah
Phi Delta Kappan, v95 n2 p52-56, 58 Oct 2013
The author, a teacher in the Seattle public schools, tells the story of a movement begun by teachers at Garfield High School who in January 2013 voted unanimously to refuse to administer the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test. The MAP boycott spread to seven more Seattle schools, and teachers at 10 more schools signed statements of support. By May, things had settled down a bit, and Seattle Schools Supt. Jose Banda said high schools would not have to administer the MAP test after the spring 2013 testing window. But schools that opt out going forward must provide an alternative for measuring the progress of struggling students. However, the MAP test will still be mandatory at elementary and middle schools in Seattle. This is a story of teacher advocacy and leadership. The author probes the boycott to offer analysis of why the boycott was successful and a unique example of teacher advocacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington