One of Top Ten Op-ed’s this year: Why Garfield teachers boycotted the MAP test

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The Seattle Times just posted their top ten most-read opinion pieces of the year and Garfield High School teacher Jesse Hagopian was on the list at #8.

And guess what? All of those corporate reform pieces penned by the Seattle Times staff and our local Gates representatives in the guise of the League of Education Voters (LEV), Stand for Children (SFC) and the Alliance for Education (A4E) “thought leaders” that came out on a routine basis this year? Zero.

That’s one for the home team.

To follow is the op-ed:

Why Garfield teachers boycotted the MAP test

WALKING the same halls once trod by Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, Bruce Lee, Brandon Roy and Macklemore makes teaching at Garfield High School exhilarating.

When I look at the students in my history classes, I see young people who may be the next to turn the world inside out. Garfield has a long tradition of cultivating…

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