Apr 29 2015

More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing – PART 2

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GUEST: Jesse Hagopian teaches history, and is the Black Student Union adviser at Garfield High School, and winner of the 2013 “Secondary School Teacher of Year” award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

On our program yesterday, we spoke with Jesse Hagopian, a teacher and activist who has edited the new book, More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing. Two years ago, Hagopian and other teachers at Garfield High School in Seattle, tired of seeing their students have precious teaching time stolen from them because of the hours of required standardized testing, decided they would revolt. They began refusing to administer the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test. The revolt spread to a number of other schools and eventually the teachers were told the test would not be a requirement of graduation. Thus began a new stage of organizing among teachers and students against the regime of high-stakes testing.

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