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URGENT: Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Plans to Threaten Teachers

I just received a phone call from a teacher in Seattle.

He told me that the superintendent of the Seattle Public School system is releasing a letter that is going to be read aloud at mandatory faculty meetings today. This letter, I’m told, is going to inform teachers that they if they do not administer the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test, they can be suspended for 10 days without pay.

The superintendent is teaching a lesson!

AIM: Teachers will learn that if they act according to their conscience as educators, I will punish them.

Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, if you support the MAP test boycott and that think it’s wrong for the superintendent to punish these teachers, let him know:

José Banda, Superintendent

Phone: (206) 252-0180

Fax: (206) 252-0209

Email: superintendent@seattleschools.org

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5 Reasons to Vote for Jill in 2016

1. Jill is against fracking and other harmful ways of extracting fossil fuels. As president, she would push for the United States to be using 100% renewable resources by 2030.

2. Jill is extremely progressive concerning social issues, being pro-gender equality, pro-racial equality, and pro-marriage equality.

3. As president, Jill would push for healthcare becoming a universal right, open to all. 

4. Jill would put a stop to high-stakes testing and the Common Core standards.

5. Jill would make attending college completely free, removing the shackles of student loan debt from America’s young people.