Category Archives: Youth

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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Guest Post: A Jail By Another Name Is Simply Jail Plus A Lie

This is a piece written by two comrades, Leith and Giday, regarding the local juvenile detention center. In August of 2012, a $210 million property-tax measure was passed by 53% to rebuild and expand the juvenile detention center in Seattle. We … Continue reading

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Abolish White Schools. Abolish Wealthy Schools. Quality Learning for All!

This call was put out by a group of parents, teachers, and community members, including one member of BOC: Abolish White Schools.  Abolish Wealthy Schools.  Quality Learning for All! Please join a kickoff/planning meeting to brainstorm the creation of a new group focused … Continue reading

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Revolution Has Come! New Rap and Video

My friends Rebel Diaz (NYC!) just came out with this new rap and video. Check them out they great music and do amazing work in their community. Take a look at their community center here (http://www.rdacbx.org/).   “Our vision is … Continue reading

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Solidarity With Grand Jury Resisters: Federal Courthouse November 7th

Another person, Maddy Pfeiffer, from Olympia has been subpoenaed to the grand jury which has been going on in Seattle for the past few months. They are resisting and will not testify. Please come to the support rally on the … Continue reading

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The Chicago Teachers’ Strike and Beyond: deepening struggles in the schools

“This aint about money! That’s far from the truth, they want better work conditions to teach the youth. Politicians, I don’t trust em, its all in the name the president, the mayor all want political gain. Theyd rather put the … Continue reading

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A response to “Unifying Revolutionary Forces” document

My close friends in Black Orchid Collective, Advance the Struggle and NYC have collaborated on a discussion document entitled “Unifying Revolutionary Forces in the Coming Year.” I have mixed feelings about this document and hope that these thoughts here will … Continue reading

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