Here’s the song “Refuse the Tests” to inspire everyone as the new school year begins — inspiration is key amidst a variety of attacks, uncertainties as well as to support the growing movement for real change that favors the public interest and democratic renewal.
At Sound Garrison over the summer, I recorded this group of Buffalo students, teachers, parents, youth and community activists organizing to defend public education and fight for the equal right to education for all. They wrote “Refuse the Tests” to both represent and inspire this movement.
This was a very quick session, as it was difficult to coordinate everyone’s schedules. We focused on the energy that is to be conveyed by the song, and the spirit of all joining in! Hope you enjoy!