Alaska’s school system consistently ranks near the bottom of all fifty states. Instead of fighting merely to continue that level of mediocrity, we need to fight for better options for our parents, and better outcomes for our students. I was blessed by the personal investment of time and attention that my parents made in my education. It permitted me to excel in all educational settings, public, private, homeschool and later at a military service academy. Learning begins at home. My wife, on the other hand, benefited from a traditional public school education from kindergarten all the way through grad school and her Ph.D.

Education is not one-size-fits-all, and for that reason it will always defy top-down government solutions. Parents should be left free to choose the very best options for their children without government interference.