Garfield teacher Jesse Hagopian has this to say about the Town Hall debate Tuesday night pitting teachers who organized a boycott and representatives from the company behind the MAP test:
The NWEA, the producer of the MAP test, will be sending a representative to Seattle on Tuesday, September 17th to join a panel with two educators who have been leaders in the movement to boycott the MAP test in Seattle. With a national movement developing last year to “Scrap The MAP” and replace it with authentic forms of assessment, the NWEA is feeling pressure to defend its deeply flawed assessment and protect its market share. It is my hope that we will be able to get video of the event out to everyone who couldn’t make it so you too can witness the public dismantling of the standardized test pushers. I will be there front and center but I will be careful not to sit to close as the sparks might start flying.
ALL OUT for panel discussion/debate at Seattle’s Town Hall:
To Test or Not to Test: Standardized Testing in Our Public Schools.
Tuesday evening, September 17
The discussion happens upstairs in the Great Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5. You can learn more at townhallseattle.org.