By now, we have all heard the outcries from the K12 public education establishment, including district superintendents, the teachers unions, and the fundraising arm of the NEA, Great Alaska Schools. Rather than pay attention to emotional screaming by wealthy people with bullhorns, let’s take a look at the facts.
Did you know that Alaska is #2 in K12 per capita spending EVEN when adjusted for the high cost of living which many in the education establishment crow about?
Did you know that Alaska is #4 in the Rate of Increase in K12 spending from 2003-2013?
Did you know that Alaska spends much more and has increased spending much faster than those states that lead the US in early childhood literacy?
Rather than screaming with bullhorns, we strongly recommend that these wealthy people and the education establishment use some critical thinking skills–skills which the K12 public education system promotes.
Take a look at these charts to see how much Alaska spends and what our results are compared to other states. Click on this link: