Sammamish education advocate to address local Democrats

April 13, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 10 a.m. April 13, 2011

Kelly Munn, state field director for the state League of Education Voters and a longtime advocate for Issaquah schools, is due to address local Democrats on April 20.

Munn, a Sammamish resident, is scheduled to speak about the state’s achievement gap between whites students and students of others races in standardized-testing scores, as well as the squeeze on funding for public education, teacher salaries and graduation rates.

The issues came into focus last week after legislators proposed cuts to education, amounting to a $3 million hit for the Issaquah School District.

The local 5th District Democrats meet at 7 p.m. at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. The meeting is open to the public.

The legislative district stretches from Issaquah to Snoqualmie Pass, and from Sammamish to Maple Valley.

Munn has been active in the Issaquah Parent Teacher Student Association for years, serving as a legislative representative and earning numerous statewide leadership awards from the group.

The state League of Education Voters works to support students from early learning through college.

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