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Thursday, February 04, 2010

What Will They Say?

As many of you may know, on Fridays, KUOW does a weekly news roundup at 10 a.m. They get an assortment of pundits, usually someone from the Times (Joni Balter), someone from Crosscuts (Knute Berger) and someone from the Stranger. I had anticipated that the panel would mention the levies this week (given the election is Tuesday and that KUOW has done virtually no coverage of the election on any of their shows).

Now, with the two court rulings on education coming down today, basic education funding and remand of the high school math adoption, I'm thinking they might spend a lot more time on it. (Who knows, they love to go on and on dissecting Mike McGinn and/or the tunnel, so maybe not). It could be a lively discussion and you can call in, 543-KUOW. (Note: these people are not the greatest on SPS; they tend to get a lot wrong but it might be worth it.)

4 comments:

Sue said...

Apparently nothing. They are yapping about taxes. (yes, I know that is important, but it would be nice to have some mention of the school issues this week.)

Josh Hayes said...

What's frustrating is that they teased with this very topic at the top of the hour -- and then said not one word about it. Grr.

Melissa Westbrook said...

What is even worse, they had Cliff Mass on at the top of the hour. The show is about news of the week. The math adoption case was huge news, Cliff was one of the plaintiffs and yet, nothing.

One thing that was said about the basic education case was that if the state has to (or does) go forward with more funding for education, then the education budget will become untouchable and may hurt other areas. It would be a shift in how legislators view the budget.

TechyMom said...

"then the education budget will become untouchable and may hurt other areas."

That sounds like a pretty good defintion of "paramount duty" to me...