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The deadline to submit a question is 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13. Ask the Mayor will premiere 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20 on Seattle Channel cable 21 followed by additional broadcasts, which will be listed in Seattle Channel’s TV schedule. You can also watch the show online.
On Tuesday, November 10, 2015 KCTS 9's Enrique Cerna will sit down with Governor Jay Inslee to talk about the pressing issues facing Washington State. For the first time in the 22-year history of the show, KCTS 9 takes Ask the Governor on the road to the University of Washington campus.Time: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7 p.m.
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There seems to be little question that the Mayor wants to be a major player in Seattle public education (as well as some on the City Council.) That none of them showed up for Nyland's State of the District speech (along with none of the Seattle delegation and heck, just four directors + Rick Burke) speaks volumes to me about this "partnership."
Danny Westneat has a column today about the Mayor and the "political capital" he is collecting. I would agree; the Mayor has a number of wins for getting people on-board. Now he has the REALLY hard work of getting something done that has legs.
I asked Murray what he's going to do with his political capital.He's suggesting things like;
Try to remake the city's schools, he said. The mayor has no authority over the Seattle School District. But he plans to launch a citywide public "K-12 Summit" next spring to figure out how the city "can get different, and better, results in our schools."
"People say this is my conspiracy to take over the school district," Murray said. "I don't think that is going to happen. But the outcomes for kids of color, the leadership issues in the school district - they're simply lacking. I think this is a discussion that Seattle needs to have."
- increased business investment in schools (I'd rather see taxes than donations myself).
- year-round learning (with what money?)
I actually have a busy day today so I'll write about my thoughts on this issue later. But I am totally down with this discussion but first:
- what leadership issues in the district? Is him not coming to the State of the District address a signal he doesn't believe in Nyland?
- sure, have a "summit" but everyone gets to be at the table (and no charters - this is about SPS)
- note that "I don't think that is going to happen" - kind of begs for "but it could." He did not deny that he wants to take over the school district.
I agree that having a VERY open discussion on the district - without senior leadership and the Board chiming in - would be good.
But the Mayor may mistake the willingness for a discussion with agreement. I think he might want to take a long hard look at the teachers strike and the role of parents in that.
And, he has a laundry list of his own issues - Bertha, homelessness, transportation, etc.