Across the country, parents and educators have long questioned the emphasis federal programs and public schools put on standardized tests. One of those tests is called MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, and multiple times a year thousands of students take the computer-based exam. But one school in Seattle is now refusing to administer the MAP test. FSRN’s Jill Freidberg has more.
When students at Foster High School walked out against the Iraq War, the school board punished their teachers. Jill Freidberg covered the ensuing controversy for Free Speech Radio News.
When Seattle Public Schools announced the impending closure of several schools, most of them located in poor communities of color, families and neighbors fought back. Jill Freidberg and Ted Lockery covered the story for Free Speech Radio News and One World Report.