Jesse Hagopian, a teacher of history and social studies at Garfield High School in Seattle and editor of the book More Than a Score, explains in this TED talk why parents and students are boycotting standardized testing. Jesse has an in-depth knowledge of the history of standardized testing; he knows its roots in racism, bias, and elitism. It is not an instrument of egalitarianism. It is meant to label, rank, and rate students, and it does so in relation to family income.


This is well worth your time to watch.