Saturday, April 26, 2008

Thank you, Carl Chew

Seattle public school teacher Carl Chew has refused to administer the WASL test to his students. You can find his story and other links here.

Thank you sir for acting upon the strength of your convictions. May the floodgates open to further acts of civil disobedience against the oppression, malpractice, and corporate-serving opportunism of high-stakes testing in our children's public schools. Like so many, I wish I could join you but I'm in no position to risk my job. Still, if enough of us band together...I long for the day and I believe the storm is gathering....

Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't
see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr.