02/07/14 - 9:59am
The Juneau Empire editorial published in the Feb. 6 Peninsula Clarion caught my eye and stimulated me to reflect on some of my experiences with education in Alaska. I think those experiences speak to a major problem in our approach to educating our children and particularly here in Alaska.
In 1976 the beginning salary for a new teacher in the Kenai Peninsula Borough was about $26,000. This salary was based on the new teacher’s investment of 4 years of study, of thousands of dollars in tuition, living expenses and of four years of lost wages.