Here at the Alaska Policy Forum we believe that transparency is always the best public policy. As the state’s only free-market think tank, we believe transparency is the key to a more educated, […]
Lots of Fake News coming out of Juneau. Do you trust legislators to tell you the truth or are they beholden to special interests? Hold on to your wallets–here come taxes, taxes and more taxes.
What should the state fund? What are the funding priorities? Should the state measure the performance of activities it funds or just dole out the money? These are questions the legislature should be asking of the bureaucrats and Administration.
Legislators are pressured by special interests and lobbyists to keep funding their programs. Here is $161,000,000 in savings culled from SB22, the governor’s budget. Read it and tell legislators you do not want to have your PFD fund these programs.
How do we as citizens limit the growth of government if our elected officials won’t? How about a Spending Cap in the Alaska Constitution?
Can Alaska have a budget plan that balances the budget in 5 years without taxes, fees or increasing other revenue streams? Check this article out for Senator Dunleavy’s plan.
“That’s true,” says NEA executive director Terry Herndon. “There’d be no department without the NEA.” Is the NEA responsible for the beginning of the U.S. Department of Education as payback to Jimmy Carter?
Why do teacher union leaders fear Betsy DeVos so much? Is it because the the teachers unions could lose power to parents and their children?
What does a teacher of 41 years think about Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education? Check this out.
Alaska spends tons of money on K12 education and gets little return on its investment, compared to other states like Florida and Massachusetts. What is Alaska doing wrong? Will spending more get better student achievement? Not if this table is any indication.
Elected officials most always want to spend more of citizens’ money. Here is a prime example of just that. When does We The People come into play? You had better get involved or get gouged.
What does Betsy DeVos so strongly support in K12 education? Answer: The maximum education opportunity for every child so they can succeed in life. Now, who can be against that? Answer: The teachers […]
The Institute of Social & Economic Research has just released a new study “How PFDs Reduce Poverty in Alaska” which addresses how reducing PFDs hurt the most vulnerable Alaskans. A previous ISER study […]
Why would education unions oppose PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS? What do they fear?
Our friend Craig Medred has written a great column regarding the state of Alaska’s economy. Here is an excerpt from the article: “The Alaska Department of Labor on Friday released the job numbers […]
Betsy DeVos is an education reformer and is focused on what is best for the kids and parents. It’s time to save thousands of kids’ futures.