(WASHINGTON TIMES) The standardized-testing boycott that began with teachers in Chicago last year and reached new heights recently in Seattle may be exploding into a full-blown national movement.

Seattle teachers, who have for the past month refused district orders to administer an exam to their students, have called on their colleagues nationwide to participate in a “national day of action” Wednesday. The Seattle Education Association is pushing for fellow instructors and other sympathizers to “hold meetings, rallies, take photos and wear red to show support.”

The burgeoning protest began at Seattle’s Garfield High School in early January, when teachers there refused to give students the “measures of academic progress” assessment, more commonly known as the MAP test.


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