New Survey Reveals Alaskans Rank K-12 Public School Investment as Top Priority

March 1, 2019 | AK Native News | AASB

In the face of proposed budget cuts, Alaskans show overwhelming support for our public school system

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB), the Alaska Council of School Administrators (ACSA), and Coalition for Education Equity of Alaska (CEE) today released the results of a new statewide survey that reveals Alaskans rank investment in K-12 public education as a top priority for government spending.

The survey, conducted by Zogby Analytics, polled more than 400 adults across Alaska about their opinions toward public school education investment. The results show a need for a state budget that reflects Alaska’s values and commitment to a quality public education system.

This survey was conducted January 16-21, a month prior to the release of the governor’s proposed budget. The results reflect Alaskans’ unbiased feelings about the state’s education system, and are a not a reaction to the governor’s proposed cuts.

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