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?
Alaska Should Follow Florida’s Lead in Education
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 Plummets to 48th in Economic Freedom in the States
Alaska’s economic freedom rating drops from 2oth in 2012 to 48th! How low can we go?
Education and Poverty-Cause and Effect
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 […]
Alaska Kids Make Modest Gains in National Testing
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.
Direct Primary Care: The Hidden Nugget in the Affordable Care Act
DPC restores the heart of the physician-patient relationship, without involvement of the government or insurance companies.
Education Dollars to Fund Elections! Say it Ain’t so
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 […]
Governor Walker Using Public School Students to Promote Political Agenda
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