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Are we on the right path to provide quality education for kids?
Seattle Speaks: Making the Grade
4/19/20161:13:36

As the state Legislature defers fully funding public education for yet another year, what are the implications for our schools? Are we on the right path to providing a quality education for all our kids? These were among the questions at Seattle Speaks, a live, community forum at Town Hall Seattle. Host Brian Callanan moderated a panel discussion which ranged from closing the achievement gap to school funding models to addressing education priorities, such as teacher pay and class size. Tune in to hear what elected leaders, education advocates and administrators have to say. Seattle Speaks is presented in partnership with Seattle CityClub and Town Hall Seattle.
 
Panel
State Sen. Michael Baumgartner, (R-6th), Member, Senate Higher Education Committee
Eden Mack, Advocacy/Legislative Chair, Seattle Council PTSA; President, Washington's Paramount Duty
Stephen Nielsen, Deputy Superintendent, Seattle Public Schools
Betty Patu, President, Seattle School Board
State Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, (D-37th), Chair, House Education Committee 

Front-row guests
Phyllis Campano, President-Elect, Seattle Education Association
Sheila Edwards Lange, Interim President, Seattle Central College; Co-Chair, Seattle Education Summit
Melissa Westbrook, Education Activist, Seattle Schools Community Forum

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