Community forum meets to discuss Seattle educators strike

The Seattle city council chambers were full to capacity as educators, parents, and community members filled the room to hear teachers and other educators talk about the needs of Seattle school children and the current dispute with the school district.

Hosted by Kshama Sawant and Jesse Hagopian

You can hear audio of the speakers here…

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Speakers included:

Gary Thomas / Garfield High School Teacher & Bargaining Team Member
Matt Maley / Substitute Teacher
Jana Robbins / Lunch and Recess Matters
Shedrick Johnson / President of the Garfield Black Student Union
Shelly Hurley / Teacher at Graham Hill Elementary School & Bargaining Team Member
Rita Green / Education Chair of the Seattle King County NAACP

Statements from:

Shakell Walker & Mariela Mascorro / Striking Teachers from Pasco, WA

You can read more about the Seattle educators on strike here http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2015/09/chs-pics-first-seattle-teachers-strike-in-30-years-takes-to-the-streets/#more-2067170829

and here http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2015/09/technically-negotiations-have-not-resumed-day-three-of-seattle-teacher-strike-will-bring-public-service-not-pickets/

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