OPINION: Better schools lead to better jobs for Alaska

Anchorage Daily News April 17, 2022 | By Les Gara and Jessica Cook

We believe in a state that creates opportunity, with good schools that help students achieve, and good jobs so people can build a future here. Workers deserve a living wage so a full-time worker doesn’t have to raise a child in poverty. But today too many people don’t see a bright future here. That’s why 20,000 more people have left Alaska under this governor than have moved here. It’s a state where the governor doesn’t honor his basic legal commitments to communities, like the statutory obligation to help communities pay for school bond debt. Shifting those state obligations to communities is just an indirect state property tax.

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Date Posted: Mon, April 18, 2022