Friday, August 21, 2009

Mayoral Control in Seattle a Step Closer?

Remember back in March, when a community activist by the name of Mike McGinn said that part of what he'd do if elected mayor of Seattle would be to take over the Seattle Public Schools, the same way that Michael Bloomberg has done in New York City?

With former mayor Greg Nickels throwing in the towel today, Mike McGinn is now in the general election this November against T-Mobile exec Joe Mallahan.

Could be interesting, because with the Race to the Top putting education more into the spotlight the schools are going to be in the spotlight in an intense way--I expect that it'll really heat up next year, when our Representatives and Senators start looking for issues to hang their hat on in the 2010 midterm elections. It's an idea that was floated before; is now the time?

Listen too to today's Weekday program from KUOW, where they preview the race and one of the callers brings up mayoral control directly.

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