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City Inside/Out hosts debate on the Seattle education levy
City Inside/Out: Families, Education, Preschool & Promise Levy
10/10/201827:22

POLL: Do you plan to support the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy?

In November, Seattle voters will decide whether to approve the biggest education measure in the city's history. Seattle Proposition 1, or the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy, is a seven-year property tax that would replace two expiring levies and add two years of free college tuition for local high school students. Supporters say this investment is needed to close the opportunity gap, but opponents are pushing back on the $638 million price tag.

Guests: 
Tim Burgess, chair, Seattle Proposition 1 (pro)
Nicole Grant, executive secretary-treasurer, MLK Labor (pro)
Saul Spady, business owner & community activist (con)
Melissa Westbrook, activist & blogger, Seattle Schools Community Forum (con)
Sheila Edwards Lange, Ph.D., president, Seattle Central College (pro)
Sue Peters, former Seattle School Board president (con)

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