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Seattle’s Garfield High School Opt Out Movement Scores Huge Victory over “Smarter Balanced” Common Core Testing!


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Seattle’s Garfield High School Opt Out Movement Scores Huge Victory over “Smarter Balanced” Common Core Testing!

Jesse Hagopian

What will happen at Garfield High School with Common Core testing?


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Thank you Mr. Hagopian and all teachers, parents, and students who have the courage to face down the profit-driven standardized testing monster. I would hope that your stand sets a precedent for all schools/teachers/parents/students to come together and take a stand to save students' futures and teachers' desires to TEACH and GUIDE rather than teach to the test, which interferes with long-term learning. I find it reprehensible that administrators (principals, vice principals, and superintendents) would threaten responsible, compassionate, successful teachers advocating for their students with termination and loss of teaching credentials. Reagan began the assault on public education with William Bennett at his side (gag) and it has continued for over four decades...PUBLIC education cannot be corporatized as the profit motive will always corrupt good practices.