Seattle teachers refuse to administer district-mandated test

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Updated: 1/28/2013 4:48 pm
SEATTLE, WA. (KRNV & -- Some Seattle teachers have refused to administer a district-mandated test to their students, and it has caused somewhat of a movement, according to the Washington Times.

The Chicago Teachers Union on Monday became the latest to jump on the bandwagon and express support for the Seattle boycott, announcing a new campaign against “high-stakes standardized testing," the Washington Times reports.

Teachers at Seattle's Garfield High School have, for the past three weeks, refused to give their students a standardized test known as the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) exam, saying it has fundamental flaws and subtracts class time that could be used more productively.

The Seattle protest isn't the first of its kind, according to the Washington Times. Last year, teachers at a Chicago high school boycotted a district-mandated test and, consequently, helped get rid of it.

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