Why AFT and NEA Abandoned Seattle Teachers
Teachers in two high schools in Seattle have joined together and refused to give a standardized test. They have decided to do what, as professionals, they know is best. You would think that AFT and NEA would make this into a national issue. It is a Lexington and Concord moment. This is the moment to show the nation how much time and money is being wasted on testing.
But AFT and NEA have been silent on a national level. As Exxon Mobile continues to mislead with commercials- our professional organizations are silent. I would have a commercial on TV already.
AFT and NEA say they oppose the fixation on testing yet their actions show they are not so opposed. They should be organizing and helping teachers (around the nation) follow Seattle and refuse to give tests they feel are harmful or a waste of time and money.
AFT and NEA shrugged
AFT and NEA are part of the crowd sitting by while Common Core takes over our schools and brings more testing than ever before. They have an interest in more testing for teachers and students.
AFT and NEA missed the Lexington and Concord moment. Teachers must now throw their own Boston Tea Party.