Okay, those kids over at The Stranger found many gullible people including me. It was all faked (although the education thread did sound plausible. What is below is wrong (except for Washington State's SAT scores - that is true).
Over at The Stranger Slog, they gave over several threads to the McKenna campaign to discuss various issues. (This is incredibly generous of The Stranger and I give them full credit.)
Here's his education thread entitled "A New Direction for Washington's Public Schools" wherein he recites tired ed reform phrases and yet says absolutely nothing specific about what he would do.
He says this:
At the same time, we cannot spend more money on existing public
school programs that are underperforming without first reforming them.
Washington is regarded nationally as an education reform backwater,
coming in near the bottom in the President's Race to the Top
competition, and only one of handful that does not authorize charter
schools. This failure is utterly unacceptable in a state which generally
is considered innovative. We must learn from our failures, fix what is
broken, promote competition, and move forward rapidly to catch up to,
and then surpass, our sister states.
I did chime in at the Comments section but I will say this upfront: Mr. McKenna, Washington State HAS surpassed ALL other states in one area. That would be SAT scores...for the 9th straight year. Quite the backwater.
Do keep up.