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Will public education be fully funded?

City Inside/Out: School Budget Battle
5/22/201528:48

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)

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