[Susan notes: Note: This letter was addressed to Kit McCormick, Jesse Hagopian, Mario Shaunette and their colleagues at Garfield High School. Don Perl, is to my knowledge, the first teacher, when he taught 8th grade, in the country to refuse to give standardized tests. Gloria Pipkin and I chronicled this event in Substance. And
I think it is momentous -- and symbolic -- that your courageous act of resistance is occurring as we prepare to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I think also that if we listen carefully we can hear communal applause from inspirational voices such as his.
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