In 2019, Gov. Mike Dunleavy appointed Dr. Anne Zink to serve as Alaska’s chief medical officer, advising him on how to create and implement medical policy across the state. This coming March, she is about to vastly expand her influence when she takes over
When it comes to spending money in Alaska, nothing outdoes education – not even COVID could change this. With the pandemic in full swing, the Alaska Legislature still budgeted more state funds for education in FY 2022 than it did for health and social
Anchorage School District leaders repeatedly claim they have no intention of teaching critical race theory and yet district leadership is actively encouraging teachers to enroll in a so-called “anti-racist” workshop that condemns “whiteness” and
Parental rights advocates in Alaska had reason for concerned when Providence Hospital hired Dr. Barbara Knox as the medical director of Alaska CARES, an Anchorage clinic that helps coordinate investigations of suspected child abuse. Just four months before
By their own admission Anchorage’s brick and mortar public schools are plagued with student fights, foul language, emotional outbursts, disrespect of teachers and embarrassing academic scores. You can add to that the purchasing of pornographic gay novels,
After public outcry over a sexually explicit and pornographic novel, “Gender Queer: A Memoir,” the Anchorage School District has decided to remove the book from circulation. A Nov. 15 message from Anchorage School District Superintendent Deena Bishop said
The Anchorage School District’s mission – “Educating All Students for Success in Life” – has proven illusive. Annual math and reading scores continue to languish with nearly 57% of students performing below proficiency in English and 63%
An article in the Washington Post recently made this bold statement, “Parents claim they have the right to shape their kids’ school curriculum. They do not.” The October article asserts that the current movement of citizens pushing for parental rights
Anchorage political activist and self-proclaimed citizen journalist Dustin Dardin walked into an Anchorage School District Covid vaccine clinic on Nov. 6 to record a disturbing scene. The 49 second video posted to Facebook reveals at least one child
Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson is the featured speaker at an upcoming gathering hosted by Alaska Parental Rights in Education. Part of a larger national network, the Alaska chapter is dedicated to mobilizing and equipping parents to defend their fundamental
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