Saturday, March 21, 2009

Seattle Teachers Suspended for Refusal to Give Useless Test

Two special education teachers in Seattle were suspended without pay this month. The teachers refused to give their students a federally mandated test. It's called the WAAS Portfolio. It's an alternative to the Washington Assessment of Student Learning, or WASL. It's for students with the most severe cognitive disabilities. Washington State has struggled to come up with the best way to test these kids. Some parents and teachers have decided the whole thing is a waste of time.

Read the story and listen to the broadcast at KUOW.

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