(Capitol Research Center) Taxpayers paid more than $129 million in salaries and benefits to federal employees for doing “official” union work in 2009. These federal employees logged about 3 million hours and received […]
Dr. Ben Chavis is coming to Alaska. Get your tickets today.
Check out how your kid’s school is performing.
The Alaska Native Cultural Charter School was the most improved school in the Anchorage School District.
At their recent meeting in Anchorage, AFN passed a resolution supporting school choice.
UPDATE, Monday November 28, 2011: Alaska Policy Forum has revised the letter grades that were assigned to the SBA averages for each school in the Anchorage School District. The new system is as […]
Folks in Interior Alaska now know about the Friedman Foundation survey results which show Alaskans support school vouchers by a 2 to 1 margin thanks to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. The results are […]
If your child is having difficulties with the Everyday Math program or is doing well in the EDM program, then you should attend the community input meeting the School District is hosting and […]
(National Review) The Fire Island wind energy project has nothing on the Sheperd’s Flat wind project in northern Oregon. This $1.9 billion federally funded project (your tax dollars) will dwarf the Fire Island […]
Years ago, Woody Guthrie wrote about “This land is your land” but is it really? It’s time we paid attention to the workings of the Title 21 planning process and what it will […]
Steve Jobs strongly favored school choice (vouchers) for every child as a means to improve educational opportunity for all. He believed that competition from “vouchered” schools would make the public schools either improve […]
(New England Journal of Medicine) Massachusetts was the first state to enact near-universal health care coverage in 2006. Since then, premiums have increased and employment in the health care occupations (excluding nurses) and […]
How High are Anchorage Property Taxes, Relatively Speaking?
Because Superintendent Carol Comeau will retire as of June 30, 2012, the Anchorage School Board has begun a selection process for her replacement. This new superintendent will be the implementer of the School […]
The Anchorage Assembly voted down the three year nearly 15% increase in wages for plumbers (most at AWWU). Was this the right decision? The average AWWU plumber receives about $109,000 annually in pay and […]
Health care reform was proposed as a way to cut rising health care costs. The Medicare actuary says it isn’t going to work.