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Video: 2020 OSPI General Election Debate

On Thursday, September 17th, the Washington State Wire hosted a virtual debate between the general election candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction: Chris Reykdal and Maia Espinoza.

Over 1000 viewers registered to watch the candidates debate a variety of topics related to Washington’s K–12 education system during this time of COVID-19, calls for racial equity, and economic contraction.

Some of the topics discussed by the candidates included:

  • Managing risk in schools during COVID-19
  • Sexual education and Referendum 90
  • Educational models and plans to re-open schools
  • The candidates’ background and experience
  • Education equity
  • Spending per student and education budgeting
  • Workforce preparation
  • Broadband access
  • Re-imagining education in Washington State

In case you missed it, you can watch the entire debate here.


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