Hurricane Sandy left parts of New Jersey and New York in devastation. But who would have thought that it had affected so many parts of America? This had to be the perfect storm […]
Accountability Improves Education for the Kids
There is a movement going on in Anchorage to change the way School Board members are elected. Currently, they are elected at-large. That is, the entire Municipality votes for a member. The change […]
Governor Parnell on the Right Track with Teacher Evaluations. We are Not Chicago.
Governor Parnell has recommended that the State Board of Education and Early Development (Board) “set the bar higher in weighting teacher and administrator evaluations based on student learning”. Currently, the Board has set […]
Give Employees the Right to Choose Health Insurance
Because health insurance costs are increasing dramatically, some employers are switching from a plan that covers all employees for a specified cost to a cafeteria-type plan in which the employee chooses a particular […]
Should the State of Alaska Pay For Union Facilities?
The labor unions in Alaska perform an excellent job of training future union workers, particularly in the construction industry. However, is it right and proper for the State of Alaska to use public […]
Does Adding More Staff Increase Education Achievement?
The Friedman Foundation released a report that studied the increase in student population versus the increase in public school employees. The report noted that nationwide for the period FY1992 to FY2009 the number […]