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Hannah Jukovsky

Hannah Jukovsky made headlines when she organized a boycott of standardized testing to draw attention to class and race inequities in Massachusetts public schools. Jukovsky was influenced by her parents, who discussed politics and class issues at the dinner table, as well as by her involvement with Project HIP-HOP (Highways into the Past, History, Organizing and Power). The program brought high school students on a civil rights tour of the South, teaching Jukovsky about American history, the political system, and the struggle against racism and oppression. In 2000, Jukovsky became a leader of anti-MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) activism at her public school, where she organized an MCAS boycott and teach-in. The boycott and teach-in provided opportunities for dialogue between students who do not usually associate with one another and helped students find ways to get involved in local and state political issues.

Hannah Jukovsky
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Hannah Jukovsky.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Hannah Jukovsky." (Viewed on November 14, 2018) <>.


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