The Map tests boycott on Garfield High school shows that for the fisrt time parentes, students and teachers entered into a agreement and this bound ibetwen then its good to create a better future education.
The Garfield High School students are correct about the Boycott because i think in the 21st century we should be aware that the map tests are not the best way to evaluate the ability of an student in every school, because with so much technology that we have today and many tools we can use for example ePortfolios, that shows all your improvement along your school years and your ideas and conceptions that you have about the entire world, the midia apresentation that could show your compreention about the subject that you are studying and this tools are more interesting than the older way of studying.
However the possibility of benchmark (the process of comparing one's business processes and performance metrics to industry bests or best practices from other industries) its necessary for the development of the student. He needs this possibility for auto-evaluation, because the knowledge of weak spots and strengths is the real key for real improvement. So maybe the real way to achieve the optimal future for all of us is creating a new way of checking our stats being not a obligation, but a tool for us to use during the school days showing every day what we need to study more and what we are good; ending with a optimal score and a knowledge of what we will possible like to do on the future.