More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 07:00 PM


Wooden Shoe Books
704 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
United States
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Join us for a book event and discussion between teachers, students and parents of the new uprising against high-stakes testing.


Jesse Hagopian, editor and a leader of the Seattle MAP test boycott

Helen Gym, cofounder of Parents United for Public Education

other speakers to be announced soon!

Event co-sponsored by Caucus of Working EducatorsTeacher Action Group - Philadelphia, and Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools.

Book tour co-sponsored by Rethinking Schools and Haymarket Books.

Across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting their children out, and teachers are refusing to administer bad exams. In fact, the “education reformers” find themselves facing the largest revolt in US history against high-stakes, standardized testing.

More Than a Score is a collection of essays, poems, speeches, and interviews—accounts of personal courage and trenchant insights—from frontline fighters who are defying the corporate education reformers, often at great personal and professional risk, and fueling a national movement to reclaim and transform public education.

"Exceptional" --Publishers Weekly

"Exciting" --Truthout

"Arguments to win over even the most skeptical school reformer." --Kirkus

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Jesse Hagopian teaches history and is the Black Student Union adviser at Garfield High School, the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013. He is an associate editor of Rethinking Schools, a founding member of Social Equality Educators, and winner of the 2013 “Secondary School Teacher of Year” award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. He is a contributing author to Education and Capitalism: Strug-gles for Learning and Liberation and 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History, and writes regularly for Truthout, Common Dreams, Socialist Worker, Black Agenda Report, and the Seattle Times op-ed page.

Helen Gym is a community and education leader whose work supports the right to a quality public education for all children. She is cofounder of Parents United for Public Education, a citywide parent group focused on equitable school budgets. Helen also leads the board of Asian Americans United, focused on youth leadership, community development, and advocacy for Philadelphia's Asian American and immigrant communities.


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