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Seattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the SEATTLE CHANNEL's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week. Hear from the people, the pundits and the politicians who are making news and making decisions in the city.

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City Inside/Out: Families and Ed. Levy and School Board Races 10/21/2011
This week on City Inside/Out, should voters renew the 7-year Families and Education levy this November? If approved, the measure will double the amount collected from homeowners to help close the achievement gap at Seattle public schools. Campaign co-chair Matt Griffin and opponent Paul Guppy of the Washington Policy Center debate about the new levy. Also, more than half of the Seattle school board is up for re-election and facing an uphill battle as the district tries to recover from its recent problems. A $1.8 million financial scandal and the ouster of Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson have shaken public confidence in the leadership. Should the board incumbents be given a passing or failing grade? We hear from education activist Melissa Westbrook and Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy executive director George Allen about why they have come to opposite conclusions!


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Families & Education Levy
Seattle Office of Neighborhoods
Families & Education Campaign (pro)
Washington Policy Center analysis (anti)

Seattle School Board Races
District 1
Peter Maier (incumbent)
Sharon Peaslee

District 2
Sherry Carr (incumbent)
Kate Martin

District 3
Harium Martin-Morris (incumbent)
Michelle Buetow

District 6
Steve Sundquist (incumbent)
Marty McLaren

Seattle School District
Seattle School Board

Election Resources
Video Voters Guide 2011: Seattle General Election
November 2011 Seattle Voterís Guide
King County Elections
Secretary of State
Living Voters Guide

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