October 27, 2022

OPINION: A governor should be solving a crisis, not creating one

The Arctic Sounder | October 21 | Les Gara, Jessica Cook

In this election for governor, you can elect the candidates with the strongest record on education, on women’s choice, and on addressing real mental health problems that harm children and families. Under Gov, Mike Dunleavy, we’re facing the worst school, mental health and childcare crises in Alaska history.

Across Alaska we’re losing teachers and courses, and closing schools. Alaska has an unprecedented inability to retain teachers, nurses and counselors because of constantly lagging education support. Educators, mental health counselors, police, and other professionals are leaving for better pay and benefits in the Lower 48.

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