HUGE VICTORY for Saucedo teachers, parents and students!
HUGE VICTORY for Saucedo teachers, parents and students! Although CPS tried to intimidate us by sending 20 CPS security and network minions, we stood our ground. Boycotting teachers were able to teach engaging lessons, such as Gandhi and Rosa Parks’ acts of civil disobedience and non-violent protest. Students, who opted out, were not tormented with the anxiety of testing. Parents were happy to see their children leave school with smiles on their faces, thrilled that they took part in a meaningful lesson rather than mindless bubbling. This is the first “ISAT test week” that I have not seen a student cry or break down in front of me, saying “No hablo ingles. Por que tengo que tomar este examen (I don’t speak english, why do I have to take this test)?” or “I can’t read this, it is way too hard for me.” Today, we took back our classrooms, our schools and our students’ education. CPS, this is just the beginning.