Seattle School District slammed by U.S. Chamber of Commerceon May 22, 2012 @ 5:57 am (Updated: 7:40 am - 5/22/12 )
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce report says the Seattle School District suffers from a lack of direction, and that the board is mired in fighting with each rather than focusing on what's best for the students.
It uses the high turnover of board members and the recent financial scandals as its evidence, but The Seattle Times reports the board disputes the findings. It agrees there are problems, but it believes this report is way over the top.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is using this report and 12 from other districts around the nation to show that businesses need to get more involved in education and the election of school board members.
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