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We need to turn Alaska’s economy around

By Zack Fields

Updated: 6 hours ago Published: 8 hours ago

Our economy has lost jobs and our state has lost population for the last three years. How do we turn things around and jump-start economic growth? It starts with a strong education system, a focus on public safety and stable, pro-business fiscal policy.

Ask any parent what they’re looking for in a community, and most will say the same thing: A strong public education system. Unfortunately, our schools are struggling to provide high-quality education in the face of cuts in state funding and state reimbursement for school maintenance. Alaska has incredible teachers, administrators and engagement from parents and parent-teacher associations. The University of Alaska has leading research programs, but years of cuts and…

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