The Nation selected the Seattle Teachers Association as the MOST VALUABLE UNION: The Progressive Honor Roll of 2013.

“When teachers at Seattle’s Garfield High School refused to administer the Measures of Academic Progress test to ninth graders in January—with support from parents, students, rank-and-file activists from Seattle Equality Educators and local NAACP leaders—they put the issue of overtesting on the agenda. That boycott, and their broader challenge to the obsession with standardized testing, caught fire, spreading to other Seattle schools and inspiring actions across the country.”