Jesse Hagopian

Teacher Activist

Jesse Hagopian teaches Ethnic Studies at Seattle’s Garfield High School.  He is the editor of the book, More Than A Score: The New Uprising Against High Stakes Testing, and co-editor of the book Teaching for Black Lives. Jesse serves as the director of the Black Education Matters Student Activist Award and is on the national steering committee for Black Lives Matter at School.

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Why I Returned to Teaching in the Pandemic

It is my hope that teachers will be better recognized and supported throughout the country so that others will follow my lead.

Teach What Matters

Listen as teacher Jesse Hagopian explains how standardized testing narrows curriculum and makes it difficult for teachers to teach to the whole child.

Commentary: Thank you school leaders!

A profound thank you to all school directors for their dedicated service to their students, communities, taxpayers and school districts.

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