Carl Chew, 60, who teaches science, wanted to take a stand against a test he considers harmful to students, teachers, schools and families.Or into it, really.
"I did it because I think it's bad for kids," he said.
He said he knew he would face consequences, and might even be fired.
"When you do an act of civil disobedience, you gracefully accept what happens to you," he said.
Before the WASL started at Eckstein last week, Chew said he told Eckstein administrators that he would not give the exam. He said they tried to talk him out of it.
I'm surprised he wasn't fired straight up for insubordination. He must have a pretty good record--or a pretty forgiving administration. At the very least, he's sincere, knowing full well what his mini-rebellion would entail.
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