My Turn: Alaska education in 2016: Fiscal crisis or golden opportunity?

Today Alaska faces a fiscal crisis of monumental proportions. Alaska residents are facing an uncertain future. Nowhere is that uncertainty more troubling than in the... Read more

The future of Alaska Native education

The Sami, the indigenous people of Norway, are a Caucasian race, shorter and stockier than their Nordic neighbors. Historically, the Norwegian government followed a policy... Read more

Education in Alaska's Native villages

In 1970, educator, linguist, researcher, and Jesuit priest Dr. John Bryde, documented an educational phenomenon among Sioux children on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South... Read more

Historical basis of the crisis in rural Alaska

As we begin the second decade of the 21st century, the urban centers of Alaska have become similar to those in the lower 48 states... Read more

Alaska's Native heritage

Most Alaskans live in Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau. Only a few of us who immigrated north from the “Lower 48” have ever had much opportunity... Read more

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