Stimulate Economic Education
Every generation in America…until this one…has endeavored to deliver a better quality of life, and an improved nation to our children. For the first time in our country’s history, we have failed in this challenge.
Alaska Watchdog: Federal funding rules foil smart budget cuts
As long as Alaska receives Federal funding for education and transportation, “maintenance of effort” (MOE) stipulations would prevent the State from making budget cuts in those areas.
Alaska Watchdog: State considers cost of medicaid expansion
The health care reform bill passed earlier this year included significant expansions of state medicaid programs. Officials are still adding up the costs.
Do charter schools have flexibility?
No one disagrees that charter schools should be held accountable for their results. But, do charter schools have the flexibility to adapt and change to fit the individual needs of a child?
Hong Kong: World’s Freest Economy
(AFP) Hong Kong remains the world’s freest place to do business while the United States has lost its claim to an unrestricted economy, according to an annual report recently published.
Public needs more time to learn about ASD contracts
On May 24, the Anchorage School District will consider the tentative teachers (AEA) contract for approval. The health insurance alone will cost $166,968,000 for the three year period. The process needs to allow the public more time to read the contract and offer their comments.
Ohio Senate moves to improve school-age obesity
The Ohio Senate approved a bill that mandates a 30 minute exercise period in schools, among other nutritional requirements. Ohio, with one in three children obese, aims to monitor and control each student’s body weight.