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City Inside/OutSeattle 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.

Brian Callanan is a 18-year veteran of broadcast journalism -- all in the Pacific Northwest. From 2000-2011, Callanan was a reporter and anchor for Q13 FOX News. Over his career, Callanan has won an Emmy and has earned several other awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographer's Association. He's the host of the Seattle Channel's award-winning public affairs programs: City Inside/Out, City Inside/Out: Council Edition and Ask the Mayor

City Inside/Out: School Budget Battle

City Inside/Out: School Budget Battle

What's your top priority when it comes to state education spending?

Seattle teachers staged a walkout and rally this week to protest the state legislature's delay in approving a budget that fully funds public education and addresses a voter mandate to lower class sizes. Seattle teachers are not alone. Dozens of school districts statewide have staged similar day-long strikes. With the clock counting down to the end of the special session, will lawmakers in Olympia meet a state Supreme Court order to amply fund public schools? Or will lawmakers face sanctions for not fulfilling the McCleary mandate?

On the show:
Bruce Dammeier, State Senator (R-25th)
David Frockt, State Senator (D-46th)
Shelly Hurley, Teacher, Graham Hill Elementary
Jonathan Knapp, President, Seattle Education Association
Eden Mack, Advocacy/Legislative Chair, Seattle Council PTSA
Sharon Tomiko Santos, State Representative (D-37th)