All sides of the educational debate are now forced to admit that most government-run schools in Alaska are an abysmal failure. Every new study reinforces the fact that Alaska students continue to languish at the bottom of the pile in terms of basic – yes
By Sarah Montalbano – Alaska Policy Forum The Heritage Foundation recently released its inaugural Education Freedom Report Card for the U.S. states and Washington, D.C. Alaska ranked 45th overall and is in the bottom ten states for having few
A group of Alaskan families are preparing to defend the state’s correspondence school program against a lawsuit aimed at banning the use of state-approve allotments for non-religious educational services or expenses at private or religious schools. Filed on
Editor’s note: This article is adapted from a talk given for the Valley Republican Women of Alaska’s Jan. 19 meeting in Wasilla. I want to address a few major trends and developments in Alaska as they relate to our population, education and political
In an effort to educate and empower Alaska families when it comes to educational freedoms, a School Choice Week celebration is being held this month to highlight educational options across the state, such as homeschooling, private schools, charter options and
Gov. Mike Dunleavy is highlighting the many choices Alaskans have when it comes to educating children, whether that be private or public schools, charter programs, religious options or state or privately funded homeschooling. In observance of National School
Last month, the Alaska Beacon published a long article about the financial woes impacting several large school districts across the state. The writers noted that Fairbanks and Anchorage are closing schools and laying off teachers due to massive budget
Alaska’s government funded education has enjoyed a long ride with very little competition from private schools. The results have proven disastrous with most Alaska children now considered below proficient in basic reading and math. Despite pumping
It’s true that Anchorage is suffering from below-replacement birthrates and a dwindling population of school-age children, but that does not entirely explain why the school district has lost nearly 5,000 students in five years – going from 48,340 in FY17
Alaska’s education system has failed our children. Nationally, Alaska is 47th in education and our fourth graders are dead last. How can this be when Alaska spends more per-pupil on education than most other states in the nation? That’s abject failure.
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