Kaitlin Vadla and Ryan Walton, two Soldotna High School students, need to be commended for the excellent job they did putting together the SoHi Education Forum on Tuesday evening. Kaitlin and Ryan put together a panel consisting of school board members and staff, three local legislators and the president of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly.
It was evident from the agenda and questions developed by Kaitlin and Ryan that they had spent many hours on putting together the program. If I were still teaching, they would both have As for their effort.
I also would like to extend my thanks to the students, parents and members of the community who spent several hours discussing what is one of the most critical issues facing Alaska: adequate funding of education. There are no easy answers or quick fixes, but dialogue between all the concerned parties is the best way to start the process.
Sen. Tom Wagoner
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