Sadly, Alaska’s schools are performing at or near the bottom of the nation in standardized math and reading tests. But accountability is not the issue. Alaska’s schools once rated much higher, and the fall in performance scores has followed the fall in funding and the elimination of teacher pensions.
We can protect these rights in Alaska. But that depends on who you elect. As the only pro-choice Governor’s candidate in this race, I’ve been an ally on choice my whole legislative career. I’ll remain one. I wouldn’t question those whose religious and personal values take them to a different conclusion. But I’ll always be honest about my values.