Step up and show your support for Seattle Teachers!

(Cross posted from http://dianeravitch.net/)

Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 2013 is the National Day of Action to support Garfield High School and the other MAP test boycotters who are facing possible 10 Day Suspensions without pay for refusing to force students to take an unfair, counterproductive and bad standardized test.

Information about the Day of Action can be found here: http://scrapthemap.wordpress. com/2013/02/02/national-day- of-action-to-support-seattle- map-test-boycott/

Share the Facebook Day of Action page here by going here: https://www.facebook.com/ events/366568146775772/

Sign the Support the Seattle Teachers Petition here:

https://www.change.org/petitions/seattle-public-schools-support-seattle-teachers-refusing-to-administer-the-map

Call, email, and write to Seattle Public Schools Superintendent José L. Banda to let him know that you support the boycott:

Superintendent José L. Banda  [email protected]
Office of the Superintendent
MS: 32-150
P.O. Box 34165
Seattle, WA 98124-1165
(206) 252-0180

Read more about this historic boycott in Garfield teacher Jesse Hagopian’s op-ed in the Seattle Times here: http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2020158085_jessehagopianopedxml.html

And various resolutions and letters of support can be found here: http://scrapthemap.wordpress.com/solidarity-statements-2/ and http://brianpjones.tumblr.com/post/41098555088/educatorssupportghs and http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/29/seattles_teacher_uprising_high_school_faculty