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Seattle Public Schools: Education Frustration in Southeast Seattle

Published on: December 30, 2013

It's not exactly a shock that residents in South Seattle aren't happy with their neighborhood schools. After all, schools in the south part of the Seattle Public School District are among the lowest performing in the district, according to a report released last November.

The Seattle Times writes that 29 percent of Southeast Seattle residents and 18 percent of Southwest Seattle residents said - in a poll - that they had an "unfavorable" or "very unfavorable" view of their nearby school.

This report follows a University of Pennsylvania study that finds Washington state is underserving its college-age students. Because of cuts in resources and funding, state Universities are not graduating enough students, forcing employers to hire workers from out of state.

Washington state - particularly our Legislature - needs to refocus on education. Gov. Gregoire has not been an education advocate and our students are feeling the fallout.

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