Recent news coverage shows that Seattle is a hotbed for anti-testing sentiment. This is underscored by a recent press conference held by the president of the NAACP and local educators. We talk with Dr. Thelma jackson about the testing opt-out movement in Seattle, its implications, and the actors who are driving it. As an educator, former school board members, and leader of the Black Strategy Roundtable’s education effort Dr. Jackson schools us on local and national education politics.

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Chris Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of Education Post, a media project of the Results in Education Foundation. He is a lifelong activist and 20-year supporter of nonprofit and education-related causes. Stewart has served as the director of outreach and external affairs for Education Post, the executive director of the African American Leadership Forum (AALF), and an elected member of the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education.

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