We can’t starve public education and expect to get the 90 percent graduation rate Gov. Parnell says he wants. There have been no increases in the Base Student Allocation (BSA) for three years. Inflation has taken a toll: Juneau will be in its second year of layoffs. Legislation has been introduced to reverse these funding cuts and to open schools of Law and Medicine at the University of Alaska. For long term economic growth we need a highly skilled workforce. While the legislation comes from Democrats, I hope all our legislators will be bi-partisan and move legislation to support educational opportunities for our children and grandchildren.