Seattle teachers' group calls for "day of action"

02/5/2013 | Washington Times, The

Teachers nationwide are being asked by the Seattle Education Association to participate in a "day of action" Wednesday, when they are urged to "hold meetings, rallies, take photos and wear red to show support" for a group of teachers in Seattle who are boycotting state standardized tests. The teachers say the state's Measures of Academic Progress test does not effectively measure students' success and wastes time. Critics of the anti-testing boycott, however, say the action was prompted by the MAP exam's role in teacher evaluations.

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