Jose Banda, the Seattle superintendent of schools, will not discipline the Garfield High School teachers who boycotted the MAP tests as a waste of time and resources. He urged them to resume work as usual. They were heard, he said.

This was a wise decision.

Congratulations to the Garfield teachers for your courage and unity!

For a full copy of Superintendent Banda’s statement, and a critical assessment of the story, see the report here.