As a practicing clinical psychologist long facing the daunting challenges of child abuse in Alaska, I am writing to encourage Gov. Mike Dunleavy to support full funding for our university system. However, I also want to suggest that he demand of that university creative new solutions to the stubborn social problems of our state, and the faculty/student power to begin implementation of those solutions.
In short, I am suggesting that full conditional investment in our best and brightest could bring an inspired army of youthful energy to bear on problems that have defeated my generation of would-be do-gooders.
— Mike Hopper, Ph.D.
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