Q&A with Shannon Puckett, parent and former teacher
Before making the film Defies Measurement, Shannon Puckett taught at Alameda’s Chipman Middle School for five years. The school’s story is central to the film’s depiction of how high-stakes testing is negatively impacting public schools.
Garfield High School teachers boycott administration of state-mandated assessment
SEATTLE’S GARFIELD HIGH School teachers made the momentous decision in January to refuse to administer the state-mandated Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test — and it began with a discussion in the teachers’ lounge.