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Here's where Anchorage School Board candidates stand on the issues

  • Author: Alaska Dispatch News
  • Updated: December 2, 2017
  • Published March 20, 2017

Alaska Dispatch News asked candidates for the April 4 election to the Anchorage School Board to answer a series of questions on issues facing the school district — and how they'd tackle those challenges. Here's how they responded.

Anchorage School Board candidates: Why are you qualified?

Candidates describe why they're qualified to serve in the first part of a Q&A series with Anchorage Assembly and Anchorage School Board candidates ahead of the April 4 election.

Anchorage School Board candidates: What's the biggest challenge faced by school district?

Candidates describe the challenges they see facing the school district in part two of a Q&A series with Anchorage Assembly and Anchorage School Board candidates ahead of the April 4 election.

Anchorage School Board candidates: How do we fix the district's budget gap?

The Anchorage School District has projected a $15.3 million budget gap for the upcoming school year. What should be cut and not cut to balance the budget?

Anchorage School Board candidates: Should vouchers be used to send kids to private schools?

What is your own experience with public education? Should Alaskans receive vouchers or some other public subsidy to send their children to private schools?

Anchorage School Board candidate question 5: Achievement gaps

Achievement gaps persist in Anchorage among economic, racial and ethnic groups. What, if anything, should be done to close them?

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