Set up to fail: The cost of not funding K-12 education

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Event Speakers

 

Omari Amili  

After dropping out of high school and serving time in prison for bank fraud, Amili graduated with multiple degrees, including a Master of Arts from the University of Washington-Tacoma.

 

Janis Avery  

Avery is CEO of Treehouse, where she has worked since 1995 to promote educational equity for youth in foster care. She is a former social worker and an adoptive mother of two from foster care.

 

Justice Bobbe J. Bridge, ret.  

Justice Bridge is the President/CEO of the Center for Children & Youth Justice. She has served on the State Supreme Court, King County Superior Court and as Chief Juvenile Court Judge for King County.

 

Angel Gardner  

Seattle’s Youth Poet Laureate for 2016-17, Gardner writes about race, homelessness, abuse and other social issues. The 20-year-old former foster child’s first book comes out in May from Penmanship Books.

 

Nathan Gibbs-Bowling  

Gibbs-Bowling is the 2016 Washington State Teacher of the Year and a co-founder of Teachers United. He teaches AP Human Geography and AP Government & Politics at Lincoln High School in Tacoma.

 

Claudia Rowe   

Rowe joined The Seattle Times staff in 2013 to focus on solutions-oriented journalism about public education. She has covered social issues for The New York Times and other publications.

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  • About The Series

    The Seattle Times LiveWire is an event series that features meaningful discussions about vital issues impacting our region and its people. The events bring together local and national experts for provocative conversations on key topics moderated by a Seattle Times journalist.
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