We always hear that our Alaska schools are unfunded. Now the Department of Education & Early Development would like to remove restrictive language that prohibits education dollars from being used to fund elections, recalls, initiatives and other various non-education issues. What do you think? Should school districts be allowed to use public funds to pay for elections?
We continue to hear the shouts of broken “promises”, “fully fund education”, “adequately fund education”, and legislators are destroying public education. Where’s the truth? Let’s look at the data and facts to see if Alaska is adequately funding public education.
What is Alaska getting for its money in public education? We hear from special interests that we can’t possibly cut education. The big question is “how do we sustain the current spending for public education and how do we improve public education?”.
Alaska’s new test scores are out so now what do we do to get better? Here are six ideas that we should think about to improve K12 education for all Alaskan children. There is no time to waste.
Supreme Court wins one for the kids in New Hampshire. Thanks Institute for Justice.
Will throwing more money at public schools improve education for students? That’s what the GAS group believes. Alaska spends more per capita on public education than 49 other states and ranks near the bottom in results.
Wouldn’t it be great to have an outstanding teacher in every Alaska classroom? Alaska can make that happen by improving its education colleges so it can graduate top notch teachers who can motivate our students to excel.
During the recent legislative session we heard cries of “Increase the BSA, $404 this year, and $125 for each of the next two years”. Unheard from the vocal supporters of spending more money […]
In the interest of providing as much transparency as possible, the Policy Forum is posting the payroll for the Anchorage School District. This allows the citizens of Anchorage and Alaska the opportunity to […]
The legislature has heard from many connected to the public education system on SJR9, constitutional amendment. It has not heard from the voices of other Alaskans. Their voices were heard in this Poll-54% support constitutional amendment. The voice of Alaska.