Seattle Schools' Governance Under Fire

Archer, Jeff
February 2007
Education Week;2/7/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 22, p1
The article discusses a referendum set up by Washington state officials to vote on a bill that would allow school board members to be appointed instead of elected. Senator Ed Murray states that he co-authored the bill in response to negative feedback from his constituents regarding school board inadequacies, with Seattle in particular. Civic leaders have been worried that the Seattle board's poor image could affect public support for two school levies that were scheduled for a vote Feb. 6, 2007.


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