Should we close smaller schools that perform very well while keeping open larger schools that have performed poorly for years? Which would you choose, size or performance?
We all want the best education system in the U.S., no doubt. The question is how do we improve Alaska’s public education system? Is it more money? Technology? Charter schools? We need to see what is working in other states, especially Florida.
Alaska’s economic freedom rating drops from 2oth in 2012 to 48th! How low can we go?
Professor Stephen Haycox recently authored an article in the ADN, January 23, 2015, in which he blamed rich non-minority parents for abandoning neighborhood schools and leaving lower income, minority students behind in these […]
In Alaska public education there is good news and bad news. The good news is that upper/middle income students are improving in national test scores. Yet the bad news is that low income students are falling farther behind their counterparts in the U.S.
DPC restores the heart of the physician-patient relationship, without involvement of the government or insurance companies.
We think this is so important that we copied it from another blog, 147 Degrees West. Should Alaska’s education funds go to pay for elections? Absolutely not. This blog has been edited for […]
Do you believe children should be used as tools to promote a political agenda? That is what is happening at the Anchorage School District now. Call the superintendent and tell him “hands off my child”. Call 742-4312
Alaska needs the Massachusetts law limiting school sizes Massachusetts has the highest performing school system in the U.S. and Alaska has one of the lowest performing school systems. The achievement gap between kids […]
Is the newly revised GED made for more Alaska students? Today’s GED is personalized for each student so instruction can focus on and remediate shortcomings.
What is the role of the media? Is the media being used as an extension of the government and is this proper? Shouldn’t the media be the watchdog. protecting the people from the government?
Why does the public school community fear involved parents? Because truth shines the light on what is really happening. The real issue is “are low income students being discriminated against when it comes to a quality public education”? Are they being held on an economic plantation?
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?
Don’t spend your Permanent Fund Dividend money on these things. The government wouldn’t like it.
Did you miss this? The arctic was getting warmer in 1922! Norwegian arctic becoming too warm for seals. Glaciers disappearing-being replaced by moraine earth and stones. Herring and smelt venture further out into arctic ocean. How did they cope back then? How will we survive with this decades Gore Effect?
In a Forbes article dated August 4, 2015, Josh Archambault and Jonathan Ingram discuss the legal box that Governor Walker is in regarding his efforts to expand Medicaid without going through the legislative […]