ASD School board candidates showcase opinions at open forum

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

ANCHORAGE-Dozens of Alaskans turned up to an open forum for school board candidates to share their visions for the future of public education in Anchorage.
Current incumbent to seat C, Pat Higgins says he prefers a system of "change management" and is not happy with current academic achievements.

First time candidate, Dean Williams comes with a stringent background of being the former Superintendent at McLaughlin Youth Center in Anchorage. Like many alaskans, his concerns are money management, a skill he says he can handle.

Part-time Air Force soldier and full-time mom, Liz Ross is tackling her candidacy differently. She's heavily advocating to be a school board member who puts students first and teachers second.


Former school board member Don Smith comes to the table after having served one term on the school board.
He has not waivered much on his beliefs and proposed policies, continuing to champion behind more technical education.

Candidate Kameron Perez-Verdia wants to work to build stronger foundations for student learning because of the long-term impacts he says education has on the community.


 

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