Executive Director Jeremy Thompson explains why Alaska government transparency is a worthy cause.
Charter schools in the Anchorage School District have a difficult time starting up and continuing operating due to serious constraints on locating and financing facilities. These charter schools are on their own when locating adequate physical facilities for their students. Unlike Massachusetts, where charter schools receive $893 per student for facilities, charter schools receive little help in funding. The District even charges fair market rent to charters for using District facilities. Time to have another bake sale.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough has decided to challenge the 5-0 vote of the Alaska State Redistricting Board. In an 8-1 vote the FNSB has decided to take the State to court to change the redistricting lines and put them more in line with the Alaska Democratic Party’s recommended redistricting plan. Is this a good use of taxpayers’ money?