Monthly Archives: January 2013

Healing Not Control: Confronting Rape Culture in the Classroom

I just wrote this post for the Creativity Not Control blog, attempting to link emerging struggles against standardized testing with emerging struggles against sexual assault.  This builds off of previous conversations that Kloncke and I had here on the Black Orchid … Continue reading

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Spreading the Testing Boycott: Creativity Not Control

The boycott of standardized testing in Seattle is spreading to more and more schools.  If you are outside Seattle and would like to support it, here are some suggestions for how you can. Several teachers, parents, and students who had … Continue reading

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Seattle teachers resist standardized testing

Teachers at Seattle’s Garfield High School have recently chosen to resist administering a standardized test used for student and teacher evaluation.  Ballard High School teachers followed soon after, declaring that they also would resist the test.  This is making big waves locally … Continue reading

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Emi Koyama is coming to Seattle!

Emi Koyama will be speaking in Seattle on “War on Trafficking”? Resisting Criminalization as Solution to the ‘Modern Day Slavery.” The event will take place Thursday, January 10, 2013 @ 6PM @ HUB332, University of Washington. Emi is the author of … Continue reading

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