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Former NBA star Kevin Johnson to speak at Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Oprah, President Obama and the debut last week of Waiting for Superman have put education in the national spotlight.

To rally the community around improving public education, the League of Education Voters is bringing former NBA star and Mayor of Sacramento Kevin Johnson to Seattle to speak at Mount Zion Baptist Church on October 7 at 7 p.m.

Mayor Johnson will speak to a diverse group of local students, parents and community leaders about how communities can make a difference in their schools and help all students have the opportunity to attend college.

 From the NBA to Education Reform

Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento & Founder of St. HOPE

Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m. (Mayor Johnson speech begins at 7:20 p.m.)

Mount Zion Baptist Church

1634 19th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Mayor Johnson founded St. HOPE Public Schools, which help inner city kids get to college through community engagement, quality educational opportunities, and after-school programs.

The public is invited to RSVP for this free event at

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  1. And for those looking to learn about education from an actual educator w/ decades of experience, including serving in the Fed Dept of Ed under both HW Bush and Clinton:

    A forum on the (mis)direction of education reform
    with Diane Ravitch
    Tuesday, Oct 5
    7:00 PM

    Pigott Auditorium
    At Seattle University


    Diane Ravitch
    Skyped in live from NYU on the big screen:

    Diane Ravitch, Former assistant secretary of education, Research Professor of Education at New York University, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of The Death and Life of the
    Great American School System.

    Additional details here: